God’s Plan: More Than We Can Imagine

Author: Kristine Brown — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: June 1, 2020

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens
God's Plan: More Than We Can Imagine

Have you ever asked God, “Lord, what is your plan for my life?” You’re not alone. Becoming a young adult can be overwhelming, especially with all the unknowns ahead. A woman in the Bible named Hannah knew how it felt to face an unknown future. She didn’t know if God would give her a child. She prayed for years. Until one day God spoke through the priest Eli and answered her with a yes—she would have a son (1 Samuel 1:17). Hannah was thrilled! But God’s plan for Hannah didn’t stop there. He worked through the details of her life in ways beyond what she imagined. As she thanked Him for her son, her prayer showed a glimpse of a much bigger picture already set in motion: “There is no one holy like the Lord there is no Rock like our God .‘He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed’ ” (1 Samuel 2:2, 10). Hannah’s prayer mentioned a king, but she couldn’t have known that one day her baby, Samuel, would grow up to anoint David to be king of Israel (1 Samuel 16:13). Not only that, but many years later, Jesus Christ, our Savior from sin and death, would be born from the lineage of David (Matthew 1:17). Even as far back as the Old Testament, we see pieces of God’s design for our salvation. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” As Christians, we don’t have to worry about the future—we can trust God with the details because He is working all things out according to His perfect kingdom plan (Romans 8:28-30). So when you wonder what God’s plan is for you, be assured of this. In Christ, it’s more than you could ever imagine (Ephesians 3:20). • Kristine Brown • When have you been unsure about your future? • Hebrews 13:8 talks about Jesus being “the same yesterday and today and forever.” How does knowing this truth affect your hope for the future? Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)

Read Verses:

1 Samuel 2:1-10; Ephesians 3:20; Hebrews 13:8