9 In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NIV)
We work hard to make our way in this life. We learn, we grow we work and we scrape a place for ourselves. Through it all we think we are planning our course, but God is directing our steps.
This is easy to forget, especially in the face of adversity. We can get discouraged by troubles or that things are not going according to our plan. Ultimately, it may be this way so that God can work a different outcome.
We must only trust that He has us every step of the way.