Nothing ruins my day faster than when my plans fall apart. I start my day with Plan A. I’ve got a schedule, a to-do list, and sometimes even a dinner menu. Then the needs of my family or friends, the weather, or unexpected circumstances knock me from Plan A to Plan B. Or even Plan C. As I work my way through the alphabet, my frustration grows. Adaptability isn’t one of my strengths!
Adjusting our expectations for one day causes annoyance. But when our long-term plans fall apart, anger, bitterness, depression or even despair can result. Maybe you’re watching circumstances stray far from your Plan A for yourself or your loved ones. You may even wonder why God is allowing everything to fall apart.
In Job 42, the Lord has shown His power and sovereignty to Job after a time of intense suffering. And Job responds: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).
Isn’t that beautiful? Because God is all-powerful, His plans are never frustrated. He’s never on Plan B or Plan C. His purposes for your life will always come to pass. Nothing can prevent Him from accomplishing His will in your life: not your sin, not the sin of others, not even the brokenness of this world. No purpose of His can be thwarted.
We often don’t understand what God is doing. His purposes don’t make sense. We may be heartbroken or angry or frightened, and we can take those emotions to Him. We can have peace, knowing that He can do all things and will accomplish His perfect plans for us.
No matter what, no purpose of God’s can be thwarted.
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