Today’s post is the second installment in my “Life Verse” series. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have assembled collection of verses that I consider to be life verses – Scripture passages that really speak to me, and remind me that the promises in the Bible are 100% trustworthy, and have no expiration date.
This verse from Proverbs 21 is one that gives me confidence in the that God I serve. He is omniscient, and there is no one or no thing in our past, present, or future that can ever rival His complete and total insight, wisdom, power, authority, and love.
Admittedly, sometimes the circumstances of my life can get me down. However, this verse reminds me that nothing that may come my way ever has the final word in my life. No one and no thing can counteract, interfere with, or stop the purposes of God. I understand that God sovereignly allows and uses difficult circumstances for His greater purpose and glory, but I must remember that nothing enters my life that He has not first carefully reviewed and authorized – even if I cannot fathom why He would do so, on the side of eternity.
Certainly, the world in which we live is full of wickedness, pain, and many shades of darkness. However, I am encouraged by the reality that there is no darkness with God – He sees all, He knows all, and He can (and does!) still work everything together for the ultimate good of those of us who love Him and trust Him with our lives.
As wicked as some people are, God is still greater. As bad as things seem to be in our world today, God is still in control. As hopeless as things may feel in our hearts at times, God still has a plan – and He is still working it out, according to His perfect timing and purposes.
So I’m thankful today because I know that God is protecting me, even though I don’t always feel it. And since I am being guarded by complete and total omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence, then I think I’m going to be alright!
Here is my prayer for today: Dear Jesus, I thank You today for the privilege of being able to rely on and trust in Your strength, Your power, and Your wisdom, all the time. I am so grateful that I do not have to rely on my own abilities and strength! Help me to continue to trust You in all areas of my life. In Your name I pray, Amen.