God's Got Reasons (and I am so thankful!!!)

Matt Hammit’s latest song is called “Could’ve Been” - it’s all about the many ways God directs our paths to save us from any number of decisions and plans that would have made for a very different future. This is the chorus:

Oh, I was waiting on a spiritual wind
Waiting for someone to say when
Almost wasted my whole life (whole life)
For what could've been, should've been, would've been
I knew I was made for more
To live every day like a new beginning
And I thank God now, that dead end is what could've been...

Joni Eareckson Tada has a great devotional this morning called “God's Got Reasons” - she shares the story about losing her special spoon on a trip to Africa, an event that at the time seemed like a big inconvenience but actually turned out to be God’s plan for her protection and safety. Joni says:

We pray to the Lord, "Deliver us from evil." God answers that prayer with a resounding "I will," yet we cannot see the thousands of ways He does it every day.

Need something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? How about the myriad of ways God protects our life without us ever knowing!