…this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.
God, it turns out, does not find the way He works to be mysterious. In fact, He has a plan. Every other plan from every other source is subject to change. Not His. Some disagree with this. Of course they do. This doesn’t change the fact that His plans don’t change. Part of His unchanging plan is that we can and do make our own plans. I had a plan for this morning and today, for instance. It is shot by now.
When tempted to complain to God about the sad fate of many of my plans, I am led to consider Christ’s Cross. Jesus’ death was not a failure or a change of plans for the Father. This amazes and reorganizes emotions inside of me. Even if I still keep complaining, I relinquish the idea that I have the right to.
Lord, thank you for Your plans for me that included sending Your One and Only Son to die for my sins on the cross. Never mind all that other stuff I was complaining about earlier today. Thank You for all the ways You are patient with me. Amen.