Excerpted from The Quest
We are so often programmed with negative responses to events in our lives that it might take some practice to get to the point of completely trusting God to bring about the perfect plan. If you are not now living a life of total trust in God's plan for you, then it is time to get that trust established as soon as possible.
God, the Creator of all, does have a plan for every part of creation. We cannot know specifically what that plan might be. There is really no reason for us to know. What we can be sure of, however, is that there is a divine order to things. By not attempting to predict outcomes, by not fretting about the means of our getting there, we smooth the way for God's plan to reveal itself easily and quickly. Our part is to keep centered on God as the Source of all good, and then to trust, simply trust.
It almost sounds too easy, doesn't it? When faced with situations which seem threatening or even tragic, our human tendency is to allow the flow of appearances to get us involved in a negative way. But the solution to a problem is never to be found on the level of the problem. The only way out is up. Up ... up in consciousness, in thought and feeling, to the level where Spirit dwells, to the level of divine order.
We touch that center of God in us, and having contacted it, we feel the assurance that all is well.
Better Than Good
The outcome? It is always better (and usually different} than what we expected. If we are truly centered in Spirit, each outcome is exactly what we need at the time, for God knows us better than we know ourselves and always sees the grande image, the big picture.
If we view our lives from this broader perspective, we see that each episode along the way, no matter how difficult at the time, has proven to be a steppingstone to greater good. It was part of the plan of our lives and we, in viewing the overall pattern, can recognize the hand of God present every step of the way. Out of every twist and turn, we've been divinely led further along the pathway to the awareness of God.
Trust God, friend. There is always a divinely perfect solution underlying every challenging situation. No matter how far you have strayed from your good, God knows a direct route back to where your bliss is. Centered in Spirit, you can walk with sureness of foot because the way is prepared before you, and God is making everything, everything right.