Life is unpredictable. Our best efforts to follow a plan are often derailed by the unexpected, and we find ourselves in the middle of a cloud of doubt and questions.

Ephesians 1:11-14, however, gives us a promise that we can lean on in times of concern. If we are in Christ, we have been sealed with the promise of the Holy Spirit who lives in us to guide us and serve as a “deposit guaranteeing our inheritance” (Ephesians 1:14). God does not allow His children to live life alone. Instead, He watches over us, lives in us, and has already planned all of our days.

Ephesians 1:11 says He “works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.” Every conversation, troubling situation, and celebration will work together in our lives to glorify our Creator.

Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” We can so easily forget this in our own lives on a daily basis, and trust God with every area of our life . So often we try to take control of every situation in our lives that seems out of control. The direction of our career, our finances, our relationships, and our health are constant battles in our hearts.

But everything we have in our life is a gift, we are simply stewards. God has written the plan, and He is in control. When we struggle against Him for control of our life, we are no longer allowing ourselves to live in the full life He has planned for us.