“If” the Lord wills

Sometimes it is not about knowing with certainty what the Lord’s will is.

Sometimes it is about being certain that the Lord’s will — whatever it may be — takes precedence over all of our best laid plans. We cannot know what a day will bring, or whether we will even be here at the end of the day. But the Lord’s will must be done, and He must receive the glory, fulfilling all of His purposes and plans in the world, and in our lives, and in our passing out of this world into His eternity.

“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow let’s go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit.” Whereas you don’t know what your life will be like tomorrow. For what is your life? For you are a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. For you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will both live, and do this or that.””
—James 4:13-15