“For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He makes the thoughts and plans of the people ineffective. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The thoughts and plans of His heart through all generations.”
PSALMS 33:9-11 AMP
I am one of those people that will ask the same question thirty times to be absolutely sure of what the answer is. I don’t like not knowing. Who does right? It so easily gives me anxiety. I am facing some pretty big unknowns currently, and its been a struggle for me. So this morning I was thinking of all the huge uncertainties and unknowns in my life, starting to get anxious, and the Lord was so quick to remind me that NONE of that stuff shakes him. It doesn’t scare him. It doesn’t surprise him. It isn’t too hard or too big for him. I am not far enough away that he can’t reach me. I am not so far off the path that he can’t lead me back. My life isn’t so much of a mess that he can’t fix it. I am not so messed up that he doesn’t love me. Are you catching my drift? He was reminding me through all of that, to get my self in check and make sure my anxiety doesn’t rise up full blast in the face of these big unknowns.
But how in the world do I do that? I go to verses just like this. The ones that remind me of exactly how in control God is. The ones that remind me of the goodness and faithfulness of God. So it was only fitting that I would be reading this chapter today. I have to remember and believe and stand on these words. That no matter what, if God spoke it, it’s already done. If I can’t see it yet, doesn’t matter! It’s already done. I don’t believe it can even happen? Doesn’t matter! It’s already done. Somebody else told me it would never happen? Doesn’t matter! It’s already done. The entire nation plots against me in order to stop it? Doesn’t matter! It’s already done.
Yes I know that sounds a little dramatic. But let me tell you something, God IS dramatic. He does things bigger and bolder and more extravagantly than we could ever really even understand. Don’t you think it was dramatic that he spoke the world into existence and there it was? Don’t you think it was dramatic that he planned your existence and life out before he even created the earth you now live on? Or how about God coming to earth in the form of a man named Jesus to be mocked and ridiculed and beaten and nailed to a cross to bleed and die for your sins? Or raising from the dead three days later? Pretty dramatic huh? The love of God is dramatic! It’s the most extra love story you’ll ever read, and guess what? You don’t just have to read it! You can LIVE it!
You see, God is the same God now that David knew in this verse. If he said something about you, or to you, or through you, believe it. Don’t get anxiety because you don’t understand how it could happen or know the details. Start praising God because you know that it is GOING to happen simply because he said it would. I was in desperate need of this reminder today, and maybe you were too. We don’t have to worry, because God sure doesn’t.
Thanks for joining me!