Living According to the Divine Plan
As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
2 Samuel 22:31 (NIV)
The divine plan is not only for all to be saved, but also for His glory to manifest among the nations. Jesus lived his earthly life according to the divine plan. On several occasions, He Himself mentioned it: "I do what I see the father doing" or "I do the will of my father". Even at the crucial moment of his life, before his arrest, in His prayer asking the father to spare him from this bitter cup, He added: However, your will be done.
Job, despite the difficult circumstances of his life, still remained in the divine plan. He lost everything: his children, his servants, his possessions. However, this did not prevent him from humbling himself to say: "The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away, blessed be His name". There are many other examples in the Bible of men and women who chose to stay in the divine plan without turning left or right. We have Eli, although God rejected him from his position as a prophet. We have David, although God pronounced curses on his descendants. We have Naomie, although she lost her husband and two sons. They and many others has chosen to wait for God to take them through.
How about you today? Are you in God's plan? will you trust His plan when the difficulties knock at your door? Let me tell you that sometimes God lets things happen to test our faith and faithfulness. You may be in the middle of the desert wondering if you should continue to rely on God or look elsewhere for the solution to your problems. So know that God is the solution. He knew this moment would come in your life and what He expects of you is that you turn to Him to bring you across the finish line. He's done it before, He will do it again.
May the grace of God be upon you.