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Trusting God with our Travel Ticket

Proverbs 16:9

In their hearts, humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.

Life is an unpredictable journey we sojourn with both joys and challenges. One area where we often encounter unexpected twists and turns is in our travel plans. Despite meticulous preparations and careful scheduling, there are times when things go awry. Whether it's a missed flight, a canceled reservation, or an unforeseen detour, these unexpected disruptions can test our faith and patience. But as Christians, we are called to always trust in God's providence, after all it is He who issues our tickets.

Surrendering Our Plans

As human beings, we are prone to making elaborate plans, assuming that we have control over every aspect of our lives. However, the reality is that our lives are ultimately guided by God's sovereign hand. When our plans take an unexpected turn, it's an opportunity for us to surrender our desires and acknowledge that God's ways are higher than our ways. Let us remember that even in the midst of disruptions, God is working out His perfect plan for us.

Embracing Divine Appointments

When our plans go wrong, we often become frustrated, anxious, or disappointed. However, as followers of Christ, we can choose to see these detours as divine appointments. Perhaps God is protecting us from something unseen, orchestrating a meeting with someone who needs our encouragement or teaching a lesson we need to learn. By shifting our perspective, we can find meaning and purpose in the midst of the unexpected.

Practicing Gratitude

During these kinds of mishaps, it's easy to focus on the negatives and complain about the inconveniences we face. However, as believers, we are called to give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Instead of dwelling on what went wrong, let us cultivate a heart of gratitude and look for the blessings hidden within the chaos. It could be a kind stranger who offers assistance or an opportunity for personal growth and resilience.

Seeking God's Peace

When our plans go awry, it's natural to feel anxious and stressed. But instead of allowing worry to consume us, let us turn to God in prayer and seek His peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7). Trusting in God's provision and His ability to work all things together for our good (Romans 8:28), we can experience a profound sense of calmness and assurance even in the midst of chaos.

Rejoicing in the Journey

Finally, let us remember that the purpose of our travels is not solely reaching our destination but also the journey itself. Though our plans may be disrupted, there is still beauty to be found in the unexpected detours. Embrace the opportunity to explore new places, meet new people, and encounter God's presence in different ways. As we navigate through the challenges, let us choose to rejoice and find joy in the journey, knowing that God is with us every step of the way.


Dear friends, when our plans go wrong, it's essential to anchor ourselves in our faith. Remember that God is in control, and His plans for us are perfect. May we surrender our desires, embrace divine appointments, practice gratitude, seek God's peace, and find joy in the journey, even when our plans are disrupted. Trust that God will guide us, provide for us, and ultimately use every unexpected turn for His glory and our spiritual growth.


Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your constant presence in our lives, even when our plans go wrong. Help us to trust in Your sovereignty and find comfort in Your unfailing love. Teach us to surrender our plans to You, embrace divine appointments, cultivate gratitude, seek Your peace, and find joy in every journey. In Jesus' name. Amen.