When It Seems that God Does Not Have a Plan

Have you ever felt like God gave you a promise and then was slow in keeping it?  Or did it in a way that did not make sense at all?  Or perhaps He gave a promise, but then didn't appear to have a plan in place to accomplish it?

I sure have been tempted to feel that way.  But there's a problem with that type of thinking... it goes completely against His character.  His very being.  Who he is.

I was reading in Exodus about His promise to the Israelites and the land they would overtake.

When I got to verse 29 of chapter 23, I stopped and went back to read it again. 

And again. 

And then one more time.

"But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals would multiply and threaten you." ~ Exodus 23:29

Do you see it like I did when I read it?

God had shared his promise of giving them the land.


He also explained to them why He wouldn't do it as quickly as they may have hoped, wanted, or expected.  To do so would have caused the land to become desolate and allowed the wild animals time to multiply and threaten them.

He does not owe us an explanation or a plan. 

But when He chooses to let us in on it...

Yes, just a small glimpse of the constant truth that we CAN be assured that when He promises, He provides.

In His time.  His way.

He has a plan... and it is ALWAYS for our good!



  1. nikkipolani1:32 AM

    Yes, I've run across that passage recently, too. We have to trust Him to move when the time is right!

  2. mrspear11:28 PM

    Thank you for this. It has been such a long winter of colds and stress, and opposition of all kinds that has ramped up this week. I really needed this.

  3. Susanne12:02 PM

    A post I needed to read today. We have to trust He knows the big picture and realize we only see a very small portion.

  4. Oh, my friend... I have been quiet lately as I have struggled with all that has happened these past months in my life and I so needed this today! Thank you for writing truth... for sharing your heart. Yes. His plan is perfect and He owes us no explanation! I still pray for you.. love you...


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