Wednesday in the Word

"To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue. All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."

Proverbs 16:1-3

By now, most graduations have taken place and these students are now preparing for the next chapter in their lives. Many have already made plans to attend college or start a new job or maybe just take a year off.

I remember being in that position of taking on the daunting task of "planning the rest of my life". And I remember how very overwhelming that felt when I thought I was in control of the outcome. Looking back, I can see now that, while I was trying to plot my course, God was really the one who was establishing my steps (Proverbs 16:9).

Even as adults, we still face the daunting and overwhelming task of making plans for our future. Whether that be taking on a different job, moving to a new house, or starting a family - we all have decisions and plans we will need to make! But may it come as a comforting reminder to us, as well as our graduates, that when we commit our ways to the Lord, He will establish our plans.