Acts 1:6-8
“Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 
Even after all this time with Jesus, his disciples still had a very flawed understanding of what he was trying to accomplish. They still expected him to liberate the Jewish nation from Rome and set up his kingdom here on earth. He replied to them that he had larger plans than they had even imagined. His plans were not just for Israel, but for Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the entire earth. He was not merely setting up an earthly kingdom to compete with Rome, but rather a heavenly Kingdom which would supersede every earthly authority. 
God has plans and purposes of which I am not aware. No matter how long I serve Him, His thoughts are still higher than mine and His purposes are still greater than mine. When things don’t go the way I think they should, I must trust His divine plans and trust His love for me. My own plans must always be submitted to Him, even when I believe them to be aligned with His word. This week, I need to trust God to make the changes that he desires. 
God, thank you that you are worthy of my trust. Thank you, that your understanding and your plans are not limited by the things which limit me. Help me this week to trust you, even when things go differently than I think they should–because I know that you love me, and your plans for me are good. 

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