Proverbs 19:21 – Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Are you wondering what is the purpose and Gods plan in your life?
God has placed you where you are right now for a reason.
You can read my story here, where my plan was overridden by Gods plan, and while it didn’t make sense back then – it does now!
Gods plans are way better than our plans. Because we don’t get to see the full picture, we are so focussed on our short term goals in life. But when God’s full plan is revealed to us, that’s when we realise how great our God is.
Until then it is a battle to push through and walk through all the challenges in life.
Accepting God’s Will
In the powerful Lords prayer that many of us often use in prayer, it so clearly mentions thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).
It can be a challenge to accept God’s will even when we are hurting because the burden may seem too heavy to bear. But God sees the full picture and the outcome of our situation. So trusting in Him and His will, we allow God to use us according to His plan.
The bible is the living word of God that we often refer to for reassurance and comfort. God will do what He said and His word is true.
Gods Plan vs My Plan
We need to accept and trust Gods plan in our life. It might not always align with our plan.
But there is a reason why things have shaped up the way they are. I hope that these powerful bible verses below help restore your faith in God’s plan for your life.
Bible Verses On Gods Plan
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
1 Thessalonians 5:24
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
1 Corinthians 2:9
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him.
Hope in the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
In his name the nations will put their hope.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. The Lord works out everything to its proper end even the wicked for a day of disaster.
If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants but let them not turn to folly.
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall ever perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.
2 Peter 1:4
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
1 Kings 8:56
Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.
Bible Verses About Gods Plan for the Future
The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.
It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.