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God is in Control

Posted by on April 16, 2006

“In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps.”
~Proverbs 16:9

Well, I’m staying up till midnight so I can register (not that it’s that hard for me to stay up till midnight ;)). Registering has always been stressful for me. The problem is, I love to plan ahead and have everything planned out (yeah, I’m one of those people). I do like surprises in the form of gifts, but I usually like to be prepared for stuff. So I plan my schedule for the next semester pretty much as soon as they post the classes. But then I tend to get worried about it because I want to make sure I will get into all the classes that I want and get the schedule that I want.

Then I check the classes periodically to make sure there are still seats left in them, and I get anxious if there are only a few seats left. It’s not SO bad anymore because I have more credits so I get to register before a lot of people, but there are still a couple classes that I need to take that only have 3 or 4 seats left.

But I decided that I don’t want to worry about it this time because really there’s no reason to worry about it. I even made myself NOT look at the class schedule again until tonight because I didn’t want to be worrying myself over it all weekend. God knows my schedule and He has my entire future planned out. He tells us to “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

The other day on my prayer walk, I was praying for a friend who had asked for prayer about the future. It was then that I realized that God already knows what my schedule will be in the fall, and He will make sure that it’s the best for me. I know it seems like something simple, but I hadn’t really thought about it that way. That really comforted me. I have no control over the future, but God does. That is so encouraging to me – instead of worrying about stuff way in the future, all I have to do is trust the One who already knows the future!

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