“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.” Jeremiah 29:11, NIV

In April, many of us saw one of the most amazing celestial phenomena: a total solar eclipse. It was a marvelous sight. An eerie silence filled the space as the temperature dropped, the roosters began to crow, and darkness fell over our yard.

Then, just as quickly as it came upon us, it was receding. Light crept back in, animals went back about their business, and life returned to normal.

This spectacular event left me in awe of God’s handiwork.

How breathtaking that He created the universe in such a way that it has such order that we can predict such things as a solar eclipse.

See, our God is a God of order, and just as this world has order, so do our lives. The Bible tells us, in Jeremiah 29:11, “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.”

God has a plan for our lives. He is loving. And He has given us the tools we need to succeed in this life. Yet, we must choose to walk out the perfect plan He has for us. Being a God of order, He cannot, nor will He, go against His Word. Therefore, as Christians, we must ensure we are not going against His Word either.

So, today, as you reflect on April’s total solar eclipse, think about how amazing it is that God could achieve such a phenomenon. Then ask yourself, If He can set the moon and the sun on the perfect course to present us with this event, can He not help us walk out His perfect Plan for our lives if we allow Him to? 

Father, thank you for giving order not only to the universe but also to our lives. Please help us to walk out Your perfect Will for our lives. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Copyright Katina Wetter-Wright.

Katina is a member and an elementary school teacher from Indiana. In addition to teaching, she runs a blog, Reflections of a Believer, and wrote a book, The First 30 Days: A Challenge to Change Your Mind and Revolutionize Your Eternal Destiny.

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  1. This devotional was very needed today. At times we want to rush things along, even if God is in it and forget that HIS plans are way better than ours.

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