What to do When You Can’t See God’s plans?

I sit on a desk chair in an old brick house that serves as a hotel suite for long-term stays—for other nomads like me—in a city that might be our new home.

We’ve made numerous plans these months for where to live and what to do for ministry. The wind catches our ideas and blows them away.

And I sit down again—plan-less.

Do you ever wonder what God’s plan is? How you can serve the kingdom more? What to do for a job? How to raise your family?

What do we do when we can’t see God’s plans?

Can't see God's Plans?

I am a doer, planner, dreamer, and go-getter. Yet God is not showing us what to do, plan, or go-get. I keep sprinting ahead, only for those ideas to vanish and heart-space wasted on chasing an idea, rather than His direction.

So I cry out, “What is Your plan for us, oh God? We simply want to follow You.”

He whispers, “Me. I am My plan for you.”

My heart is silenced.

God’s wisdom-gift to me this season is Himself.

My sufficiency is in Him. It is His breath I breathe. It is His plan that will prevail.

proverbs 16:9

In the meantime—today—I have my hands full with a crying baby, boys fighting over Lego ninja guys, and learning to shop at a new grocery store.

I have my prayers busy asking God to work in this neighborhood and to show us who to connect with while He keeps us here—in what seems like limbo, but might actually be an assignment.

Where ever we are, God is at work.

Let’s join him. Whether its holding a fussy baby while we stir the taco meat, or confidently asking the stranger mom next door to hang out for a play date—that just might provide an opportunity for a gospel moment.

Saying yes to Jesus has looked most unexpected this season.

I expected a smoother, clear journey. But in the haze of a windy path with an unmarked road, I’m learning to live more fully in the moment.

Sometimes maybe His plans lay hidden so we trust Him instead of the plan. And maybe God’s plan ahead is paved with the steps of living faithfully to His word right now—even when the road is unclear.


God, thank you that I can trust you. You promise to never leave me or forsake me. I trust that you will show me the way ahead as I seek to live faithfully today. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.


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