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As I cleaned the bathrooms, my thoughts began to weave around conversations had with a friend. It began last Wednesday over dinner during which we were discussing our one word for the year. One of us jokingly commented, “Do you think it would be OK to pick a new word mid year?” The truth was neither of us was very much liking the words we had selected. The lessons connected to the words were hard ones. We were thinking we should have picked easier words – like laughter, or love, or chocolate. Our reasoning was if God was going to take our words as seriously as He seemed to be, we might as well work it in our favor. Or for our pleasure. Or at the very least, for our comfort.

We were joking of course.

She stopped in for some coffee and conversation and we continued ….

The conversation was fun. We were laughing as we chatted about weight loss, hairless legs, and chin hairs that seemed to grow overnight. What can I say? What else are women of our age to discuss over coffee?

And then she asked for my Bible as she wanted to read me something she had read that morning from Job. She read Job Chapter 23 aloud.

Job was a man who spoke freely with God. He tells God straight out, in the beginning of this chapter, that his complaint is a bitter one. He knows God will listen and be fair with Job. Job is also certain of this …

He knows where I am going. And when he test me, I will come out as pure as gold. (Job 23:10)

Did you catch it?

Job may not have understood all that had occurred in his life or the reasons but one thing he knew for certain was – -  God knew where he was going.

In the dark times. In the midst of uncertainties. When we wish life was handing us a different scenario. God still knows where He is taking us. Nothing is uncertain or hidden from Him. And Job continues …

So he will do to me whatever he has planned. He controls my destiny. (Job 23:14)

Job rested in the confidence God had a plan. He also trusted in the One who controlled his destiny.

We continued talking, my friend and I. We talked unemployment, current family health concerns, financial worries, the job market, fatigue. We had no remedies to the situations before us. But this we concluded …

We want to be like Job. We want to rest in this truth –

God has a plan for each of our lives.

He has a plan for your life.

Trust the One who controls our destiny.

For He is trustworthy!

I am joining with … Soli Deo Gloria and Testimony Tues. and Playdates With God and Unite and Titus 2 Tuesday and Tell Me a Story and Teaching What Is Good and Titus 2sday .