God Will Do What Your Worry Won’t

“For I am God, and there is no other; God, and there is no one like Me … saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.'” (Isaiah 46:9-10)

If you’re tempted to worry about something today — especially if you are concerned about God’s kingdom’s work — here is a good word for you through the prophet Isaiah:

First, God reminds us who He is. He is God, and there is no one like Him.  Then He says, “I will accomplish all My good pleasure.”

God’s servants often take too much upon themselves, as if everything depended on them.  It doesn’t.  We are right to take our role in His work seriously, as it is truly the most important business in the world. But the ultimate success of what we do does not rest on our shoulders. God says that HE will establish His purpose; HE will accomplish His will.

So it is not all up to us; not in the least.  God will use us as His instruments, and we need to give ourselves wholly to His work. But our worry and anxiety add nothing to the result.  Doing the best we can, we need to entrust the results to Him, and pray as Jesus taught us that His name would be glorified, His kingdom advanced, and His will done.  Because He is indeed who He says He is, we know that He will surely do it!


About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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