Confidence in God’s Plan

Categories: Devotional,Psalms,Proverbs,Romans

Do you have full confidence in God’s plan for your life?

In the book of Proverbs we read: “There is no plan, there is no insight, no wisdom, that can succeed against the Lord” (Proverbs 21:30).

You see, God promises to rule and over-rule to bring about exactly what he wants for you in your life.

He did it for Joseph, in the Old Testament. As a boy Joseph is sold into slavery by his big brothers, but eventually that leads to Joseph becoming ruler over Egypt. This was God’s plan for Joseph.

And when that plan unfolds, Joseph can look back and say to his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.”

You see, no one can frustrate God’s perfect will for one of his children.

For most of us, though, it seems just too good to be true.

Just imagine, if you knew that God, really, honestly, is controlling every circumstance in your life down to the least detail.

Why, you would live your life fearlessly, in utter confidence, that God is going to make the maximum good out of your every situation, even out of every bad thing in your life.

You would believe in the God that Paul proclaims, when he says: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28). But, we seldom dare to believe it.

We learn in the story of Joseph, that, yes, someone can do something to you fully intending to harm you, cheat you, ruin you, but God can means it for good, and make it turn out for good!

God’s will trumps any human will.

So we read of Joseph, who finds himself in prison, “the LORD was with him; he shows him kindness and grants him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.” The prison warden wasn’t a wonderful God-fearing man, but God just changes his heart.

Just like in Psalm 23, “God sets the table before us in the presence of our enemies.”

So don’t you think, the more you learn about the God who is, the more you’ll be able to have full confidence that he will bring about for you (just as God did for Joseph) every good thing that he has planned for you?

Bet you can’t wait to see what God has in mind.

Now that’s something to Celebrate.

Author: Toby Larson

Toby Larson leads Celebration International. He is a husband and father of 5. Whether he's teaching, hitting tennis balls, sailing a Hobie, serving in Asia, skiing on water or snow, Toby is passionate about the love of God and the love of life. Read more ...