New English Translation (NET)
14 You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes. 15 You ought to say instead, “If the Lord is willing, then we will live and do this or that.” 16 But as it is, you boast about your arrogant plans. All such boasting is evil.
This is so true, and so hard. I am so weak and I stray soooo easily.
and Jer. 29:11-13
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares The Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
He knows my plan, He is always there for me. My plans will never work,anxiety and angst is just so dumb, because His plan is the ultimate and I need to trust in the, WE ALL DO>
_ Kris--made me think of Oli issue, teenagers in general, they are in the stage of having to figure some things out on their own- sooooo scary as a parent I am sure---------- but you have to remember DAILY in your prayers that Oli is in God's hands, and in HIS plan, even when he seems to be falling, or FAILING...
------daily reminders are necessary I have decided. Our hearts are so weak, and so easy to turn inward to our own thoughts,worries, plans. WE have to CONSTANTLY take it to HIm, more than daily often, sometimes all the day long in order to stay where we need to be------
I think it applys to all of us, ME FOR SURE--- my kids, my relationships, my health.....
I can get so wound up and anxious, and FOR WHAT? God had me in his hands, He has a plan..
HE IS THERE
ok, these verses really hit me!
I need to keep them close to heart as I pray about my relationship with my brother. I can only look to God and pray. I cannot change Matt, I can only change how I deal with him, how I approach him, and I pray that God will be there right in the middle and guide me when, IF, Matt will agree talk with me about our relationship.
be with all these ladies, including me, GUide us to you over and over and over, until we get it (which will be when we meet you in heaven)- Constantly fill us with you through our scripture readings and worship and prayer times with you--Still our hearts, still our minds, that we may fully lean on you, fully be at PEACE and JOY Filled in every situation- as our life, our plans, our JOY is only in YOU. We are here on this earth to SERVE YOU- that is our purpose--keep bringing this to the front of our minds.
Kris--- would love to live close, have another girl friend who "get it"--too cold there!!! SC????-SO NICE HERE all year!!!! I could never leave the south!!!!! (unless God dragged me, which LORD WILLING he won't
to all of you, my christian sisters in internet land--- I am blessed by ya'll, and this thread and knowing ya'll pray and that we can discuss God's plans---well its big for me. I PRAY FOR YOU ALL