When God has another plan…

My favorite CD lately is one by Susan McGill of Victorious Valley, titled Songs in the Night. On it she sings a song by the Greenes called “When God Has Another Plan”…and many others that just minister to the loss we all experience in life. Whatever you’ve lost–loved ones, a dream for the future, your idea of perfection–remember God asks us to trust him so that he can work his perfect will in us. We might never understand why the “plans” we have change, but we must trust that God knows best…and his ways are not our ways.

His ways are SO. MUCH. BETTER. You can trust that. Even when it’s awful, doesn’t make sense, hurts like all get out…even when it might not make sense till Heaven. Trust Him to take the hard things and make something beautiful out of them.

I couldn’t find a youtube of Susan singing this, so here it is by the Greenes with the lyrics below. I hope it reaches you where you’re hurting with the reminder that our lives are in good hands. Come what may, walk on with the Lord and just say yes, Lord, not my will but Thine be done….

When God has another plan
Forsaken by his brothers didn’t fit the scene..
Being made a slave, was not what Joseph dreamed…
The coat of many colors was stained with blood and lies
But from this divine appointment, a ruler would arise
When God has another plan – walk on and just say yes
When God has another plan – be assured that He knows best
If all your dreams are shattered, rest in His sufficient grace
We don’t have to understand – when God has another plan.
Alone and broken hearted, questions fill your mind
Changes can be hard, but come by God’s design,
But if you could see tomorrow, with a view from Heaven’s throne,
Every unexpected struggle, has led you closer home.
When God has another plan – walk on and just say yes…………
If all your dreams are shattered, rest in His sufficient grace,
We don’t have to understand – when God has another plan.