9God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. 10And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. 11Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.12God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. 13And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. 14The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him. Ephesians 1:9-14
God has a plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ–everything in heaven and on earth.
When my plans are not working out… God has a plan.
When tragedy creates big holes in my heart… God has a plan.
When death feels so final… God has a plan.
When I experience joy anyway… God has a plan.
When achievement is not enough… God has a plan.
When I hold my kids… God has a plan.
When I love my wife… God has a plan.
When the scale of greed overwhelms… God has a plan.
When I know I’m not like Jesus… God has a plan.
When God has a plan…
He’s going to get it done!
We can praise Him!