Words from the Heart for Wednesday July 31st, 2019
The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen…”
Isaiah 14:24 (NIV)
So It Will Happen
It Happened in Canada was a syndicated Canadian cartoon feature by Gordon Johnston that presented Canadian facts and achievements in a manner similar to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! As many as 65 newspapers in Canada carried the comic during its run from 1967 to the 1980s. Some episodes featured relatively obscure details about Prime Ministers such as R.B Bennett and John Diefenbaker. Born in 1920 in Tillsonburg, Ont., Johnston caught the cartooning bug early. In high school, he was reprimanded for ignoring his studies so he could spend more time drawing.
I wish all the plans I made would fall into place perfectly. But planes run late, we get sick, it seems, at just the wrong time, and natural disasters and political turmoil cause havoc in our world. Still we press ahead making plans and praying for success. God never has to worry about His plans going wrong. I love the simplicity of Isaiah 14:24: “The Lord Almighty has sworn, ‘Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen…’” So it will happen. Just like that. When God makes plans, He sees every detail, and nothing in the spiritual or natural world can thwart what He sets in place. In fact, He even uses what seems to us to be a problem to bring about His perfect will for our lives and our world. So when we commit to daily living in the centre of God’s perfect will for our lives, no matter what comes our way, we have the assurance that God has everything under His control. And when the challenges come, we can see the Lord in the midst of them, assuring us that He has it well in hand.
These have been words from the heart.