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This week’s FMF writing prompt link-up is: HOLD




If there’s one thing that 2020 seems to be trying to teach me, it’s to hold my plans loosely. You’d think after almost 40 years of life I would’ve figured it out by now, but I still struggle with changes to The Plan. And by The Plan, I mean My Plan.

How many times have I quoted verses to myself like Proverbs 16:9, “In his hearts a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps”? And yet still I need reminding.

This year has been filled with changed plans, postponed plans, and canceled plans. It’s been full of hopes deferred and sickened hearts.

Yet in the midst of it all, I am reminded that as I seek to hold plans loosely, the more important thing is that I remain held by Him. And the Lord never holds His children loosely. We are firm and safe in His grip, never to be let go. Being held by Christ is infinitely better than any earthly plan I could make for myself.

Praise God that even though our hopes and plans for this life may change, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen?

Before you go, here’s a song by Natalie Grant that has been a great encouragement to me over the years:




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