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Janet Molton Nicholson

March 16, 2024

Isaiah 46:10, English Standard Version

“Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose ... ”


There is No Plan “B” Part 2


Does this sound like He needs a Plan “B”? I would say not!


The Bible goes on to share in 1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV), “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”


For every road we travel which is not in His plan for our lives, He has the right road for us to take. For every situation we find ourselves in, thinking, “What will we do?”He has a way of escaping. There is nothing we do in life that God has not already planned a way for us to get back on the right track. He already knew we would mess up. He already knew we would go ways not glorifying Him. This is not newsworthy to Him. He knew all of this well in advance and long before we ever did. And He already had Plan “A” in effect. He does not need Plan “B”. There is no Plan “B” because His Plan “A” is more than enough.


For us to share a Plan “B” is to doubt our God is all knowing. Let’s see what the Bible says about God knowing everything:


Job 37:16 (ESV), “Do you know how the clouds are balanced, those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?”


Psalm 147:5 (ESV), “Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.”

1 Samuel 2:3 (ESV), “Talk no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth. For the Lord is the God of knowledge; ... “


One of my favorites is Isaiah 55:9 (ESV), “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”


1 John 3:19-20 (ESV), “By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.”


There are more verses in the Bible which substantiate the fact that our God is all knowing. He is more than aware of our shortcomings. He knows more about the sins in our lives than we do. He had our escape route planned long before we even knew we would need one. To say He has a Plan “B” is to doubt His Word. It is to say God has to wait and see which way we go before He knows which plan to use. This is contradictory to everything He is.


No more will I say God has a Plan “B” because I know now without any doubt that His Plan “A” is all I need for my life. His Word is life to my very bones. His existence is a breath to my body. He is my Creator, and He already knows the purpose for which He created me. Now I just pray daily that I glorify Him and rest assured in His Plan “A”.

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