"If you think you've blown God's plan for your life, rest in this: you are not that powerful". (Quote probably by Lisa Bever).
My Bible reading notes this week were talking about the heroes in the Bible. With the exception of Jesus, there are no wholey 'good guys'. Again and again we read of the sins or mistakes of Biblical 'heroes' - some of whom committed huge crimes - and yet God used them to do amazing things. It was mentioned in the sermon last Sunday how Jesus can do anything with what we have - our mistakes will not stop God because God is bigger than that. To think that our failures have the ability to ruin His plans indicates that we underestimate God's sovereignty, His power, His awesomeness. When we look at the Bible, we see over and over again, God 's plan A coming out perfect every time despite the involvement of us - His very imperfect people.
Paul says : we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Or as The Message puts it: That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
G > ^ & v - God is bigger than our ups and downs