For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses… Psalm 134:5-7
God does whatever he pleases. There has never been a time that something happened and God wasn’t able to do as he wished or wanted. Nothing stands in his way. Nothing holds back his hand.
This is one of my favorite verses in all the Bible. It is like a big boulder that is too heavy to lift. To heavy to move or to carry. This heavy rock of a truth is not something we can maneuver to fit what we want it to fit. It is. This truth is very simple & yet extremely complex.
God does what he wants. When he wants. How he wants.
God does whatever he pleases. There is nothing in the universe that can stop him from doing what he pleases.
This truth is the thing that we can rest our head on each night knowing that this day happened as God wanted it to happen. God did whatever he pleased today. God did not desire to do something and couldn’t because of us, or sin, or free will, or some other factor.
Nothing can stand in God’s way. He does whatever he pleases.
This God… This God, who can do whatever he pleases, he is FOR those who have trusted in him. The God who does whatever he pleases, he is doing whatever is necessary to get his people of faith to the finish line.
This is the hope. We never have to worry that the God of the Universe is stuck or can’t do something to save us. We cannot get in his way. He does whatever he pleases.
Thank you God for your Sovereignty. I pray that I would get it, deep in my bones that you do whatever your please. Help me understand this truth. Help me not make excuses or try to explain away this verse. Give me the grace to let this sink into my bones.