When Things Don't Go as Planned

Do you ever wonder why God allows detours and delays in life's plans? This 1-minute devotion encourages us with Bible truths. #Bible #BibleLoveNotes #Biblestudy

We bought tickets for a direct train from Budapest to Zagreb. An easy trip…so we thought.

But due to track repairs, we ended up riding three different trains and a bus, hauling our heavy luggage from one to the other.(1)

We reached our destination, but not as expected. 

This is a good illustration of our lives in Christ. 

God has good purposes for our lives (Ephesians 2:10), but the ride is rarely easy and direct.

We may experience the death of a loved one, an illness, a lost job, a wayward child, a financial catastrophe, or other difficulties that “interrupt” our perfect ride. 

No one is completely exempt from difficulties, delays, and detours in life. 

But we can hold fast to these truths:

1. Our final destination is with Jesus so we always have reason to rejoice (Philippians 4:8).

3. The Lord is able to use every train change for good in our lives (Romans 8:28).

4. Sometimes delays and detours are where God develops our faith the most (Ephesians 3:20; James 1:2-3).
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(1) When we ride "life's train" with Jesus, He carries all of our luggage (Psalm 68:19; 1 Peter 5:7).
For another 1-minute devotion about a challenging train ride, check out I Didn't Know I Had it in Me.

Do you ever wonder why God allows detours and delays in life's plans? This 1-minute devotion encourages us with Bible truths. #Bible #BibleLoveNotes #Biblestudy


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