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God Knows Your Plans and Your Needs: He Knows Your Heart

“Your blocked door doesn’t mean God doesn’t love you. Quite the opposite. It’s proof that he does.” – Max Lucado

You try one door after another, yet no one responds to your résumé. No university accepts your application. No doctor has a remedy for your illness. No buyers look at your home. Your marriage is over. Your kids have moved away.

You’ve had too many losses and it appears to get worse with each passing day.

Obstacles block your path. Roads are barricaded. Doorways are padlocked. Do you know the frustration of a blocked door?  You feel gridlocked, unable to escape.

In Max Lucado’s book, 3:16 The Numbers of Hope, he talks about the challenge of a blocked door. Lucado writes, “It’s not that our plans are bad but that God’s plans are better.”

God uses closed doors to advance his cause.

There is a familiar saying, “Do you want to hear God laugh, then show him your plans.” It’s not that God doesn’t want you to try or dream big.

He gives you the desires of your heart but His plans are bigger than we can ever imagine.

People look to fortune tellers and psychics to get answers. They want to know their future and what to expect. God wants you to trust Him. You don’t need a crystal ball for that.

Possibly that traffic jam saved you from a horrible accident. Perhaps that job didn’t call you back because it’s really not the right place for you. Maybe if you wait a little longer a better job opportunity is coming, and it is the right one.

When we struggle in life, our faith is tested. Learning to trust God is lifelong journey. There will be days your faith will be challenged. When doors will be locked and you have to wait it out.

Psalm 37:3-4 says, “Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

God knows today, tomorrow, and all things that intertwine. We cannot see everything He sees and we cannot know everything He knows.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts” Isaiah 55:8–9

It’s not that our plans are bad but that God’s plans are better. God knows what you need. He knows your heart and He knows what’s best. Just hold on, it will get better.

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11 thoughts on “God Knows Your Plans and Your Needs: He Knows Your Heart

  1. Beautiful! Just beautiful!

    Posted by itsarealpain | March 2, 2012, 7:14 pm
  2. Thanx. I needed this today.

    Posted by Todd Fitchette | March 11, 2012, 7:49 pm
  3. Reblogged this on PointMan and commented:
    It’s amazing how the right words are found at the right time and are salve for a sore soul. It can’t be but God whispering to us “I love you and I am right here.”

    Posted by Todd Fitchette | March 11, 2012, 7:54 pm
  4. I have a saying, “When God closes a door, He opens a window; but that’s usually to let the stink out!” A little humorous, but I have found this to be true in my life.

    Posted by wsforchrist | September 3, 2013, 2:24 pm


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