In the world but not of it

April 30, 2010

He knows the plan…

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 5:00 am

The LORD will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. Psalms 138:8

There are times when I don’t feel like God is working out the plans of my life. There are many days when I pray and can associate with Job’s statement in chapter ten of Job where he framed his plea to God and said, “What do you gain by oppressing me? Why do you reject me, the work of your own hands, while smiling on the schemes of the wicked? (Job 10:3)

Recently I have stood by and watched several injustices occur in the lives of people I know. I see people mistreated by their spouse; I see people get manipulated by their employer; I see families being torn apart; I watch as people fight for their rights against men with evil schemes. I feel helpless to act and even if I could I know that might be precisely against what the Lord would want.

I see how careless and thoughtless people can be towards one another and I confess there are days where I wonder, like Job did, how the Lord can stand by and seemingly do nothing. All this can lead to bitterness in our lives but this is where we must hold on to the promises of God and there are so many.

Like David we must be firm in stating

“The LORD is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident”. Psalms 27:1-3

It is the Christ confidence we need to continue to walk in this world trusting the Lord to fulfill His purpose for us and work out the plans for our lives…


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