Lean into Him

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
God is like a good parent who lovingly sets up boundaries to protect their child. A good parent guides their child, teaching and watching over them.
Just as parents desire their children’s obedience, God desires ours. When we follow His ways, we save ourselves from unnecessary hurt and pain.
This does not mean however, that we will not have pain and suffering. We live in an uncertain world that is full of hardships. Sometimes, we are not delivered out of our pain.
Instead, God calls us to persevere. He promises that even in our pain, He will be there to comfort us and guide us through it—until we are united with Him in heaven.
Are you relying on your own plan today? Are you asking God to deliver you from His plan and into your ideal? Instead, lean into Him, trusting that His path and direction is perfect. 
This devotion blessed me. God has a perfect plan for you and I. He never does it all at once, just step by step because He wants to teach us to walk by faith not by sight.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!