David Jeremiah 22 April 2022 Daily Devotional for Friday | Turning Point Message By Dr. David Jeremiah
Topic: The Road to Rome
I often planned to come to you (but was hindered until now)… I also have been much hindered from coming to you. – Romans 1:13
Recommended Reading: Romans 15:22-29
David Jeremiah 22 April 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE
The apostle Paul made his plans again and again, wanting to go to Rome. But more than once, he was hindered. After writing these words, he tried again, and this time he was delayed four years as a prisoner and ended up coming to Rome in chains (Acts 28). Yet he was, through all the delays and detours, still in the perfect will of God.
He was an illustration of Proverbs 16:9: “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
It is a blessing to know God loves us enough to have a plan for us. He expects us to plan, but as we learn in James 4:15, we say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” Don’t be discouraged if your plans don’t always materialize as you had hoped. Yield them all to God. Learn to say: “If the Lord wills, I will do this or that.” Let the Lord direct your steps because His delays can become your delights and His detours can lead to blessed destinations.
Our shattered dreams are never random. They are always a piece in a larger puzzle, a chapter in a larger story. – Larry Crabb
Read-Thru-the-Bible: 2 Kings 11 – 13
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