Reading the Bible is a fantastic way to connect with God. However, it can be hard to know how to start reading the Bible. So, we put together some Scripture meditations to help you get started reading Scripture


My Plans Aren’t Working

Plan after plan, and still, nothing seems to be working out. You’ve been hustling, you’ve been setting goals, and for what? Right now, it all just feels so useless.

Hey. God’s got this. Just because the door seems closed right now, doesn’t mean that it’s never going to open. And, if it doesn’t? That’s just because he has other plans in store– plans that are surely better than anything we could dream up on our own.

So, take your time. Make some space. Keep your ears and heart open to the Spirit’s prodding. Remember that he cares about you more than you can possibly imagine and that his will shall prevail.

Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

 but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

Observations from the Text

  • We all have goals and dreams
  • These efforts don’t always seem to work out
  • We can trust God to direct our lives

Prayers of Response

Author of Life, I really want __________, but I trust you to know what’s best for me.

Father, help me to wait well as I seek your direction about ______________.

Prayer Requests

Steadfast Helper, right now I am really hoping to see some movement in my life with ___________.

God, let _________ (name) feel your guidance as they continue to pursue their dreams.

Prayers of Readiness

Lord who is, was, and is to come, give me the strength to trust in your plans if I face rejection in ____________.

Spirit, keep my heart open to discerning between a closed door and when you’re just saying, “Not yet.”


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