Posts Tagged ‘ Plans ’

VerseD: Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 19:21, ESV

We try to run our own lives, but God has an ultimate plan. Trust in His plan, in Him.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 16:3, ESV

When we live according to God’s will, we will be successful. It may not be the the success we expect, but being established in God makes everything work for His glory.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:9

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 16:9, ESV

We may think we know what’s best for us, but God is moving our lives from behind the scenes. Sometimes He gives us what we want, and sometimes we’re happy with it.

The best thing is when He draws us to Jesus.

VerseD: Proverbs 19:21

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 19:21, ESV

We think we have complete control over our lives, but natural and man-made disasters, illnesses, and accidents remind us that we have very little control.

Knowing God is in control helps to calm us and be the calming help of someone going through one of those emergencies, for His glory

VerseD: Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3, ESV

More than asking Him to bless our plans, committing our work to God is agreeing with what He has planned for us in this life.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:9

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9, ESV

None of our plans will work apart from God.
“Seek first his kingdom and righteousness …”

VerseD: Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
Psalm 37:5, ESV

Do not merely pray for God to bless your plans. Seek His will, to walk in His wisdom, and your plans will be His plans and will succeed by His standard.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3, ESV

Do not read this as “Make sure God is invoked in your work so that your plans work out.”

Start your plans by seeking God’s will, work diligently and faithfully with the help of God, and find success on God’s terms, not necessarily your own.

VerseD: Psalm 127:1

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Psalm 127:1, ESV

In other words, entrust your plans to God, and realize He is in control. Rest in His strength and wisdom.

VerseD: Matthew 6:34

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Matthew 6:34, ESV

Trusting God – the Creator and Sustainer of all things – helps us keep things in perspective and to plan out our days.