Murphy’s Law: Version 1-If anything can go wrong it will, at the worst possible timing.
Version 2:If there are two or more ways to do something , and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.
Regardless of where you live, Murphy’s Law is a universally recognized phenomenon.
As John Steinbeck said in his 1937 novella, The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men,
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
People strive in their own strength, using their own “MBA-grade” planning, seeking to and believing
they can control every situation, and account for contingencies…and then something unimaginably unforeseen happens.
Then comes the realization that ultimately we are not the ones who in control.
But there is One in whom no circumstance is either unforeseen nor uncontrollable.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
The Bible is full of accounts of how “bad things” happened-as our own testimonies may be-
but the Lord turned them around for the good of those who love Him.
His ultimate purposes cannot be thwarted.
Beloved, Satan is neither omniscient nor omnipresent; even while he seeks to steal, kill and destroy,
God always has the final say,
His eyes and ears are always inclined towards those who seek after Him with all their hearts.
God doesn’t just have a good plan, He has the best plan.
He doesn’t have to disclose the plan’s entirety up front,
He lights the path for us one step at a time-as we seek Him.
It is our task to trust Him with all our hearts, not leaning on our own understanding
(which is usually absent when we are in the middle of a trial anyways).
It is later, when we come out of the other side of these trial and fires of affliction that
we will begin to understand.
God promises that He will never leave us or forsake us.
Trust God’s plan!