God’s recovery plan

Sometimes when it seems like God is against us, he actually is. It says in James 4:6, “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” The word translated resisteth, antitassomai (an – tee – tas´ – som – ahee) means to set one-self against or to oppose someone. When God’s children ask him for something that is unhealthy, he says no in order to protect them from harm.

David prayed, “Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel” (Psalm 20:4). What David was saying was that he wanted the LORD to give him what the LORD wanted him to have. David was acknowledging that the LORD knew what was best for him and David didn’t want to get into a position where the LORD stopped saying yes to him because his pride had become a problem.

God had a plan that he was working to accomplish in and through David’s life. If David wanted something that was not a part of God’s plan, God would not have allowed David to have it. David was the LORD’s anointed (Psalm 20:6), which meant  his life belonged to God. David was consecrated or set apart to accomplish God’s will (4899).

David said, “Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed” (Psalm 20:6). The word translated saveth yâsha (yaw – shah´) means to deliver or help and by implication to be safe or free from distress (3467). David was confident that he was in God’s will and whatever happened to him was a part of God’s plan for his life. The assurance David had was based on his awareness that God had made him king of Israel, just as he had planned when Samuel anointed  David.

In spite of everything Saul did to try to kill David and the many battles David fought in which he could have been killed, David became king over all Israel. All of David’s enemies were eliminated and David said, They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright” (Psalm 20:8).

The word translated risen, quwm (koom) is sometimes “used to denote the inevitable occurrence of something predicted or prearranged” (6965). It may be difficult to believe or understand, but God plans for us to make mistakes. He knows every move we are going to make before we make it and has a recovery plan in place before we even know we are going to need one. I thing the best way and maybe the only way to know for certain if someone is a child of God is if he recovers from his mistakes.

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