“No human wisdom or understanding or plan
can stand against the Lord” (Proverbs 21:30).
God promises that He will triumph over any plan or scheme that is opposed to His plan in our lives. No one has the power to outmaneuver God. If that were not the case, then He could not reliably make promises because the outcome of any given situation would be subject to many factors. He would be able to say only, “If all goes well, then such and such will happen.”
God can make absolute promises and assurances because He is absolutely God. When you face situations that seem to you as if people are calling the shots, and especially if those people do not care about God’s plan, you can be certain that their plans will not override God’s.
When Jesus hung on the cross, it seemed that men with godless motives had determined His fate. Nothing could have looked like more of a victory for evil and a defeat for God. Yet, it was heaven’s greatest victory and the event that had been planned for and promised since before the world began.
When Joseph sat forgotten in Egypt’s prison, the victim of false accusations, it seemed that men with godless motives had determined his fate. It was God’s plan developing a Joseph who had iron in his soul, who would be the salvation of his people when the drought hit Canaan and drove them into Egypt.
When Moses languished in the desert for forty years, keeper of sheep, it seemed that men with godless motives had determined his fate. It was God’s training ground for humbling Moses and teaching him to trust in the Lord instead of his own abilities so that Moses could rescue his people in the power of God.
When the apostle Stephen was being stoned to death for his powerful preaching of the gospel, it seemed that men with godless motives had determined his fate. It was God’s plan for dispersing His people throughout the world, taking with them the message of redemption.
The same God promises that in your life, no plan will succeed against His. No matter what things might seem like right now, God has a plan that is working on your behalf.
Father, I trust Your plan that is higher and deeper than I can perceive. I believe You.