In the first installment of this two-part series, we saw that God may make His Will absolutely clear to us to the effect that He will not intervene in the way we hope or wish, and if that is the case, prayers to God to change His Will would be superfluous and futile.
We might not always be able to understand God’s decision not to intervene or fulfill our specific request in a particular matter, because we might not always see what God’s Will or plan might be. We must recognize, however, that His thoughts are much higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). Psalm 92:5-6 says:
“O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep. A senseless man does not know, Nor does a fool understand this.”
God declares the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10). Man cannot do anything against His plan.
Proverbs 19:21 says:
“There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the LORD’s counsel–that will stand.”
Proverbs 16:9 adds:
“A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”
Proverbs 21:30 explains:
“There is no wisdom or understanding Or counsel against the LORD.”
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