For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, August 4, 2012

He's in Control

Proverbs 16:3
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (KJV)
Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans. (NIV)

Recently I read Proverbs 16:3 from the King James Version of the Bible. The words resonate with me. As I write devotions every week, I pray that God crafts my thoughts so that I might share his word. For the last two years, I’ve been writing a novel. I never dreamed that God would call me to do that. What God intends to do with the story once I finish, I don’t know. But, I do understand that his call demands trust. Whatever door opens, that’s where I’ll go.

As the KJV brought to mind the arts and writing, reading the verse in the New International Version reminds me that no matter what I do, I need to trust God’s lead. Sometimes prayers go unanswered for a long time. And that may be the case once I send my story out to the publishing world. I’m sure that I will fall into frustration if it goes too long. That’s when I need to remind myself that God establishes my plans. His timing is perfect. He’s in control. 


  1. So true! This is one of my favorite verses.

    1. Thanks, Katie. I am afraid that I have to remind myself quite often :)