“Oft our cherished plans have failed Disappointments have prevailed And we’ve wandered in the darkness, Heavy hearted and alone; But we’re trusting in the Lord, And, according to His Word, We will understand it better by and by.” - Charles Tindley
I sang this song in my youth. What did I know then about cherished plans? Or being heavy hearted and alone? By God’s grace, not much.
But, I know now. I know how cherished plans can so quickly fail.
“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” – James 4:13-15
And I know I’ll understand it better by and by.
” A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;” – Ecclesiastes 3:4