But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; His intentions can never be shaken. – (Psalm 33:11, NLT)
But the Lord’s decisions are good forever. His plans are good for generation after generation. – (Psalm 33:11, ERV)
God’s plan for the world stands up, all His designs are made to last. – (Psalm 33:11, MSG)
The Eternal’s purposes will last to the end of time, the thoughts of His heart will awaken and stir all generations. – (Psalm 33:11, VOICE)
There is great reassurance in these words, as so often we hear a promise, and wonder how it could ever possibly come to pass. What God says, He will do, for His word endures forever. Though disruptions and detours often come along the way, we learn and grow as we discover how to find our footing back on the path where the Lord is leading. Additionally, God’s timing is not our own. His plans stand firm and cannot be shaken, and they are good throughout all generations. Most of us want to see the fulfillment of a promise spoken within the hour, day, week or at least month in which it was heard. Things that last take time, and the Lord does not operate on our time table. His ways are higher than ours, so we have to trust that His timing is far better than our own, despite our desire to see the fulfillment unfold right now. May we ever trust the Lord and His plans, for His decisions are good and His plans cannot be shaken over time.
The Lord’s plans shall stand,
They can’t be shaken,
Always, they’ll endure.
For His plans are good,
They are made to last;
To do as we’re asked.
As we choose to go,
Wherever He calls;
We see faithfulness,
As hope He installs.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that Your plans stand firm forever. Thank You that Your intentions cannot be shaken, despite our lack of faith or patience in the process. Thank You that You are loving and kind, and that You are patient with us as You lead us in the ways that we are meant to go. Forgive us for where we lack, and attempt to go our own way. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would stay the course to which we have been called by You. Show us how to love those around us in a way that stirs hearts and minds to seek You, as they see Your faithfulness in action. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust in Your plans that stand firm forever, and Your intentions that cannot be shaken. Amen.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. – Psalm 34:8