Things Do Not Always Go As Planned

One of our favorite Bible verses is found in Proverbs 16:9
A man's heart plans his ways,
But the LORD directs his steps.

A year ago, things seemed to be rolling along as we were adjusting to life in the Springs. November hit and we found out that there was trouble brewing in the congregation. Long story short, we experienced our first true church split. After 31 years of walking with the Lord, we had dodged the bullet.

Was it hard? Yes!
Were hurtful things said about us? Yes!
Have we been & are we being stretched? YES!
Are giving up? NO!

I think of Peter when Jesus asks them in John chapter 6 if they were going to leave and Peter said, "Where can we go? You hold the words of life!" We are adjusting. God is in control. Psalm 139 says every day was fashioned for us at the foundation of the world.

So we make our plans, God directs our steps, & we learn of grace, love, peace, joy, goodness, kindness, gentleness, etc. etc. etc! All for the glory & by the grace of GOD!

Still serving & worshiping the Master!
Wayne & Brooke

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