God Is Not Surprised!
“Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away. You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways.”
– Psalms 139:1-3
Every August before my children begin another school year, I spend one evening prayer walking the campus with 2 close friends. We walk the property together and pray over each of our children. While walking, one of us prays out loud and the other moms agree in that prayer together. We always leave with a sense of peace and confidence that God has our children wrapped securely in His hands. We learned this method from a Moms in Prayer group that we joined back in 2009 when our kids were just 6 months old. Those babies are now entering the 6th grade and we consistently practice this exercise of prayer over them and our other children.
This year, things are a little different. We plan for one thing and boom, just like that the plan has changed. Whether it’s the first day of school being pushed back or a vacation plan getting canceled, all of us have felt caught off guard. But The Lord is not surprised at all. Psalm 139 is about the all-knowing, ever-present God. He had all of our days written in His book before one of them came to be. As a planner, I find this very comforting in times of change. Isaiah 25:1 says “Yahweh, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.”
So as my friends and I go to prayer walk this year, we will once again place everything in God’s hands because ultimately, He is in control. We will believe in His plan for us and cling to His Word as stated in Jeremiah 29:11 ”For I know the plans I have for you” — this is the Lord’s declaration — “plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Pray: Lord, you are the Master planner. Thank you for being sovereign and having a plan for Your children. I pray that You would instill an inner peace in me as I lay everything at Your feet and that when change comes, I would remember that You are not surprised.
Moms in Prayer Leader
First Baptist Broken Arrow