Are you a person who asks for directions? I’m not the best at that. My wife is really good at it, which means I should listen to her more. She is right a lot more than Google Maps. We got rerouted during vacation this year, and she asked two locals who pointed us in the right direction. At one point, I followed Google maps, and it detoured us out of the way and lengthened our time in the car by twenty minutes. Do you trust God’s plans for your life, or are you looking for direction elsewhere?
“Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.”
Isaiah gives us some of the most profound wisdom found in all of Scripture. Not only are the beneficiaries of the prophecy, but some Solomon type proverbs shoot up all throughout the chapters. Today’s verse is no exception. “I will exalt you and praise your name because you accomplished wonders planned long ago.” We may be surprised by how God works things out, but in reality, he planned them a long time ago, and they are now just coming to fruition.
Do you trust God’s plans? We should. He executes them with perfect faithfulness. That means everything He does is in accordance with His will and with our benefit in mind. When He does accomplish His plans, it blows us away. Wonder means to be in awe because what happened was more than expected. This is why it is so important to not lean on our own understanding but to put ALL of our trust in Him.
Exalt His Name
When God does work in your life, make sure you pay it back to Him in worship. Exalt His name and give Him all of the credit. Reflect on how it was abundantly more than you expected and praise His name because He didn’t forget about you. Instead of just expressing gratefulness for not forgetting you try shouting His praises and giving as much glory to Him as possible. Not only is He worthy of everything we can give Him, but it also trains us to cultivate a heart of worship. Do you trust God’s plans?