Firmly Established

"Lord, Your word is forever;

it is firmly fixed in heaven.

Your faithfulness is for all generations;

You established the earth and it stands firm."

--Psalm 119:89-90

Are you getting tired of conflicting reports? Do you grow weary from the weekly, sometimes daily, changes to how we will combat and beat this virus? There are a lot of voices out there telling us the best way to get through this.

Now I do not want to debate these ideas. There is enough of that already. Instead I want to focus on the one who set established all things and has a plan in all of it.

Psalm 119:89-90 gives us these great promises: "Your word is forever" and "Your faithfulness is for all generations". This is not so with people. As much as I want to be faithful and loyal, I can't. As much as I want to keep my word and not change it, I don't. Circumstances get in the way. Situations change. I bite off more than I can chew. I have to admit that I am not in charge. None of these things are true with the Lord who is spoken of in these verses.

God has a plan for us. That plan has not changed. In fact, in observing Easter we celebrated how He carried out His plan of salvation which was promised way back in Genesis 3:15. God's faithfulness and His word remained unforgotten by Him for thousands of years until His one and only Son came and crushed the head of the serpent. Nothing could stand in the way of God's faithfulness. No plot of Satan, no scheme of man could stop God from fulfilling His promise.

It is comforting to me to note that God also has a plan for each of us as individuals. He knows me personally. (See Psalm 139:13-16) In Psalm 139:16 David writes, "Your [God's] eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began." That brings me GREAT comfort. "All my days" were planned. That means the boring and humdrum, and the twisting and unsure. He wrote and planned them all.

Today, will you trust His faithfulness? Will you trust His word? Will you remember that He has a plan established for you?


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