Forever O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89
How I love this verse. It gives me confidence because what God has said that He will do, He will do; it’s settled. It gives me assurance, because unlike me, God doesn’t change His mind; it’s settled. It gives me strength and courage, because I know that just as His word is settled for me, it is settled against my enemies.
In these nine words, every promise is fulfilled, every hope is affirmed.
It is no wonder that Paul could ask “what can separate us from the love of Christ?” and then answer his question with a resounding “NOTHING!” Paul knew, it’s settled.
Jesus told us, not to worry.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.” “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:22, 25, 32)
Do you wonder how Jesus could say these things when there is so much wrong in this life? I’ll tell you how. It’s because God’s word says that He has a plan for us, for our good and not for harm. A plan to give us a hope and a future. And we can know, just as David knew, His word is forever settled.
If there is something you’re dealing with, something that has you feeling unsettled, turn it over to the Lord. You can trust Him to give you peace and understanding. He said it. You can believe it. It’s true. It’s settled.