Proverbs 19:21 KJV
nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Over the years, I have looked to this Bible verse many times. By nature I am a strategist and a planner. I like to know how to best prepare for whatever life has to throw at me. Unfortunately many of the plans that I have put into place never come to pass. That is why I take great comfort in this verse because it basically says that while we have many ideas of our own, it is the Lord’s purpose that will prevail in our lives.
The NIV Bible says it this way… Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. This promise gives a planner like me great comfort in knowing that God’s purpose for my life will come to pass because of His faithfulness, not because of my planning! What a relief! The old saying ‘hindsight is 20/20 vision’ is so true. When I look back at my life, there are so many things that I ‘planned’ that didn’t come to pass and I thank God that they didn’t now!
So today, my encouragement for you is to be encouraged that our God and Father has a plan for your life that will not be thwarted by anything! You can rest in His faithfulness to bring about His purposes for your life.