...I shall come to you. (Romans 15:24 NKJV)
Every day we face unseen forces that are intent on distracting us from what God is calling us to do. Things happen that cause concern, worry, and anxiety. Other things happen that seem good, but they take the focus off of God.
Paul laid out his plans at the end of the book of Romans. He intended to go on a missionary journey to Spain. On the way to Spain, he planned to visit the Romans. However, that did not happen. When he arrived in Jerusalem, Paul was arrested and he was in jail for two years.
When he finally arrived in Rome, it was not on his way to Spain, but as a prisoner headed to trial. Even then, the Lord was in the circumstances. When we look at our circumstances in the right way, God’s way, we can clearly see His hand as He guides us.
Just like Paul, we should be planning for the future and doing the best we can to manage the days with wisdom. But God is still Lord of the circumstances, and when things don’t go as we had hoped or planned, it is still our responsibility to surrender to His will.
"God never fails to give us grace and guidance when we trust Him." – David Jeremiah