Reading through the book of Revelation, I came upon a verse that made me pause and reflect. “For God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes” (Revelation 17:17).
In every season of life, the Lord always has a redemptive plan at work – a plan that will eventually carry out His purposes even when great opposition seems to smother that possibility.
When sin entered Eden, God had a plan – a journey of redemption began when the garden was closed. When the inhabitants of Earth had grown so evil in the days of Noah, the Lord had a plan – an ark was built. When the children of Israel were held as slaves in Egypt, God had a plan – the Israelites were led to the Promise Land. When the world needed a Redeemer, God had a plan – He sent His Son to die for our sins. God always has a plan.
In each pivotal moment in human history when it seems impossible that good could emerge and overcome the growing influence of evil, God always has a plan of redemption at work. Those who know this truth will be able to rest in His promise and trust in His faithfulness. Rest and trust are the primary evidence that we understand God’s plan is working.