Notice this dos NOT say, "For I know the plans you have..." or "I know what you want to happen in your life."
I am a control freak. I like to be in control, at the wheel, calling the shots, what have you. But I am constantly reminded that I am not, in fact, behind the wheel. The wheel I desperately cling to is more like one of those baby wheels a la Maggie Simpsons in the opening credits.
I do not have any more control over my life than Maggie has over the wheel of her mom's car. Oh, I try, I sure do. I yank on that wheel, trying to turn it this way and that, but I don't have it. Not only do I not have control - I don't even have the right wheel.
This is not news to me. I have known this for a long time now. In the TV show of life, God holds the remote - not me. I know this. Yet when things don't go "my" way, I get angry, sad, bitter, surprised, depressed, enraged, shocked and more.
But the point, if there is one here, is that God's will is perfect and sovereign. And I will praise Him in this storm.
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." ~ Prov 3:5