what the Bible says about making plans

The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Before this past Thanksgiving holiday several people had asked if we were doing anything or going anywhere for the holiday and my answer had been, “No, nothing special.”  Then at the last minute we decided to drive to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving there with some of my wife’s family.  Then this Christmas we again had no plans for anything special and I ended up spending Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with my dad in two Emergency Rooms and a hospital room, and probably the next few days in that same room as he gets ready for “surprise” surgery.  We can make plans, and we probably should to some extent, but in the end what actually happens is up to God and his wisdom.

James 4:13-17