Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take. (NLT)
A story was once told of a rather naïve woman who took divine guidance to an extreme. She would ask God for his direction before she put on each piece of clothing in the morning. She believed God’s plan for her extended even to individual items of clothing.
Many of us would see this as foolish. God certainly has plans for us, but he also allows us considerable freedom in the way those plans are pursued. And there are many life situations where he has no particular opinion at all. Whether I wear black socks or brown socks does not concern him!
And yet it is good to commit our days to him at the very beginning. True, we make our own arrangements, but all the while leaving him space to change things. We leave him free to weave surprises into our days, leave him free to overturn our neat schedules. But this doesn’t mean we make no plans or have no schedules. It seems God wants us to both wisely plan and freely trust.
And we have no need for God to spell out in detail what the day ahead will bring. We trust that he will be with us, equipping us for whatever may face us whether that be expected or unexpected. Don’t assume God will give us a detailed road map for the day. Rather assume he will prepare us for whatever journey is undertaken.