God’s plan

Posted: October 8, 2014 in psalms

The plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart though all generation.
Psalm 33:11

In this psalm, we see that our God is a God who plans. He isn’t doing things in spontaneity or being caught in the moment. When He plans something, it is going to happen. The power of His words are also evident, when He spoke, it came to be (v.9). When He commanded, it stood firm. His words are right and true (v4), we can trust that when He says something, it is not a lie. He is faithful in all He does (v4b). With His words alone he created the heavens and the stars (v6). He doesn’t change His plans to accommodate us. Rather, we are the one who would adjust according to His plans. He knows when we will be born and when we will die. No one can extend his life unless He allows it. He knows when we will rise, and when we will fall. He isn’t off guard when tragedies come into our lives. He isn’t surprised when heartaches and failures show up at our doorsteps.He knows who we are going to marry and how many kids we will have. And He knew all these things even before we were born. He doesn’t have the moment when he says, “I didn’t know that was gonna happen” or “oh shoot…I miscalculated that!” He has a plan for each of us and He is going to fulfil it.

So what should be my response in knowing that God has a plan and He shall fulfil His plans? The answer happens to be in the end of the psalm.

v20…wait in hope for the LORD. Again, it goes back to waiting upon God. He is our help and our shield.
v21a…our hearts rejoice in Him…the response while waiting is to worship.
v.21b…trust in his holy name…and waiting requires that we trust God (for provisions, for his answer, for his timing)
v.22a…rest in His unfailing love…waiting requires RESTING not being restless.
v.22b…put our hope in you…putting hope means putting my full weight in God knowing He will sustain us through.

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