devotional post # 2150
2 Corinthians 1:15-18
2 Cor 1:15 And this was why I was confident, I planned at first to come to you, so that you could have a second helping of grace,
2 Cor 1:16 and travel by means of you into Macedonia, and back again from Macedonia to come to you, and have you send me on my way to Judea.
2 Cor 1:17 Was I being careless when I planned to do this? Or the things that I plan, do I plan them according to the flesh, so that with me there will be “Yes, yes” and “No, no” at the same time?
2 Cor 1:18 But God is faithful, that is why our word to you is not “Yes” and “No.”
plans change, but God is faithful
It sounds like some of the Achaian Christians may have resented it when they learned that Paul and his team had to change their original plans to visit them. But Paul even used that disappointment as a means of teaching the principle that plans often change, but God remains faithful. We should not be afraid to make promises, but we should not feel devastated if the circumstances of life prevent us from keeping those promises. In fact, we should expect that at some point, we may be hindered from doing what we fully intended to do. In his wisdom, God sometimes keeps us from being everyone’s savior all the time. That position is filled.
LORD, we will trust you, because you are faithful, even when our plans have to change.