A Prayer for God’s Purpose
By John North
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31
God does what he plans, and nothing can keep him from it!
Think about who God is. He’s the Supreme Being of the universe, the Creator of everything besides himself, the Author of life. He’s omnipotent, all powerful. If God decides to do something, what could possibly thwart his purpose? Nothing!
Some Christians are afraid of God’s power, as if it could mean disaster for them. But only those who are opposed to God’s purpose need to fear his power. If you’re building your life around God’s purposes in this world, then you can be sure that all of God’s power stands behind you, ready to support his work through you.
If you don’t have a clear sense of what God’s purpose is for you, then build your life around the purposes of God that are true for everyone. He wants you to honor him with your life, to speak of him to others, to give him the credit for what he does in your life, and to pursue a deeper relationship with him each day.
God is reassuring you through this verse today that he’s dependable; his promises are reliable; and you don’t need to be nervous about following his will in your life. If he is for you, who can be against you?
Heavenly Father, teach us to trust in you. Remind us that your plans are to help and not harm. For you are a loving God. You know all the days of mankind. You have numbered the hairs on our heads. Please help us to hear you calling and respond as faithful children. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
*Editor’s Note: The following is an abridged version of Time with God – June 19th by John North. To read the full devotional, follow this link.
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Originally published Thursday, 12 December 2019.