May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. O LORD, save the king! Answer us when we call! Psalm 20:4-9 (NIV)
Will You Trust Me?
In what will you trust? Who will you rely on? Where will you place your faith? To whom will you make your requests? Why will your plans succeed? Those are all very good questions for which there is only one answer. Let me hear your answer. I will trust you. I will rely on you. I will place all my faith in you. I will make all my requests to you. You will be the recipient of all my prayers. My plans will only succeed for two reasons. First, the plans that will succeed would more properly be called your plans. You place hopes and dreams and desires and plans in my heart. I would be foolish and misguided if I thought they came from me. Every good and perfect gift comes from you. Every hope and dream and desire and plan I have within me does not originate with me. They all come to me as a gift from you. Those that don’t have no chance of succeeding, that is plain and simple. Can I think up plans that are not your plans? Yes, without a doubt. I have done that and trusted and relied on myself to accomplish them and experienced devastating defeats and miserable setbacks. We both know the difference between a plan that you have given me and a plan that I thought up all on my own. I have no interest in going down that road any longer. I don’t want to do that again. That’s good.
You mentioned two reason why your plans will succeed. Yes, I did. What is the second reason why your plans will succeed? Well, I already briefly mentioned the second reason. Say it again. To recap, first, I need your plan. Second, I need to trust and rely on you to accomplish your plan in and through me. It will do no good to have your plan but try to accomplish it by myself without your help. Either not having your plan or relying on myself to accomplish your plan with both end in dismal failure. That’s true. That’s right. That’s certain. Will you go and do what I ask you? Will you accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans? Yes, I will with all the power and strength that you give me. I will trust and rely on you to work in and through me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Good answer, you will have good success. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I have made the mistake of trusting in something and someone other than you. I have even trusted in myself. I know that any thought or plan or idea that is not rooted in trusting you will not succeed. I will place all my faith and hope and trust in you. Amen
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