Test of Faith: Who's in Charge?

A proverb has been on my heart for the last couple of days, "Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."  (Prov 19:21)

I'm sure I've read this verse in the past and just glossed over it.  Subconsciously, I didn't want to believe that I wasn't in charge.  To accept that leads to the question of what the point of my life is.  Why do I bother with anything if God's purpose will ultimately prevail anyways?

Thankfully, I can now find comfort in this verse.  The illusion that my ways are the best (or only ways) is dispelled.  Faith means more than just believing in God.  Faith, as a disciple of Christ, means I can rest assured with the knowledge that God has the power, means, and desire to care for me.  Faith means I can plan and do my best, but in the end, He will succeed.  And by His success, I will be blessed.

So, I ask each of you reading, does this verse comfort you?  Or do you find it disconcerting?  Are you more comfortable when you're in control or in knowing that God's purpose will ultimately and always prevail?

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