Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways, for the glory of the Lord is very great. Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud. Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out your hand, and the power of your right hand saves me. The Lord will work out his plans for my life- for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me. – Psalm 138:5-8 (NLT)
Sometimes while we wait for God to answer our prayers, it can feel like our lives are on hold. Like we’re stuck and moving nowhere. We may feel lost, aimless, or without a purpose.
But Psalm 138:8 assures us that God does indeed have plans and purpose for us. And we can be confident that He will finish and complete whatever plans He starts enacting in our life.
David, the author of this particular psalm, is surrounded by trouble and opposition (v. 7), but He has confidence that God will do the things He has planned, and will not abandon him.
Just as David took comfort in God’s promise to fulfill His plan for him, we can rest in the fact that this promise is still true for us today. Philippians 1:6 says, “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”
Even though we wait, we have a purpose. God has plans for us. He has not left us alone and He never will.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay. I’m indebted to the Warren Wiersbe Bible Study series (accessed via BibleGateway.com) for helping me with this post.