God’s thoughts are so much higher than your thoughts. His ways are higher than your fitness goals or your relationship goals. His thoughts are higher than the way others think about you and even the way you think about yourself.
So don’t be afraid when things aren’t coming together the way that you hoped they would. It is completely normal to get your hopes up, but you have to hold on to the fact that God is not trying to deprive you of what you need. He is teaching you and showing you that there is so much more to this story than you think.
Maybe you’re hoping that the job you applied for will lead to your dream career. Maybe you’re hoping that the guy at church you’ve been talking to will finally be intentional about responding to you. Whatever it is, know that when you believe that God’s ways are higher than yours, you’ll no longer need to run around trying to pry open doors in the hopes of discovering what possibilities might be there. The One who placed the heavens in the sky and breathed life into every living thing on earth will open what needs to be opened and close what needs to be closed. His ways are not your ways, so celebrate! That’s a good thing.