6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.
8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him.
9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
There are times in our lives wherein we have to cling to the power of God’s Word. Especially in those moments when God has us waiting – waiting for an answer, waiting for deliverance, waiting for resolve. At this moment in my life I’m waiting. Waiting for God to do something – to solve a dilemma. I find myself having to remind myself of the power of God’s Word. I have to do as David did – Encourage Myself in His Word. The above psalm is definitely a perfect key to unlock the encouragement you need when you experience moments like this.
Thinking about creation ought to encourage your heart while you’re waiting for God to do something specific in your life. God spoke things into existence and they came to be! How powerful is that? I don’t know about you but my words, in and of themselves, don’t carry that kind of weight! As a matter of fact I sometimes have to tell my kids something more than once for them to carry them out! But the Lord is much more powerful than you and I! He commands and it stood firm! If He can call creation into being by just speaking it – surely He can accomplish what needs to be in my life!
I love verse 10 – He foils the plans of the nations and thwarts the purposes of the peoples. I don’t care what others think they are doing or getting away with – all God has to do is speak it and their plans will be halted. Is there someone double crossing you? Is there someone consistently setting traps for you? There is power in God’s Word! Encourage Yourself! No weapon formed against you shall prosper! You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world! Oh, the power of God’s Word!
Everyone loves Jeremiah 29:11 as it speaks to the plans that God has for our lives – He knows them, He laid them, and He will bring them to pass and verse 11 encourages us that His plans remain firm FOREVER!!
So, like me today you might be waiting for something – but encourage yourself! No matter what you’re waiting for – all God has to do is speak it. But rest assure that if He doesn’t give you what you think you need – He does know what’s best for you and you can take solace in His wonderful, powerful WORD for His plans for you will stand firm forever!
c/Candie A. Price