Last Wednesday I met with my oncologist to find out if the immunotherapy treatments I’ve had every three weeks for the last year are indeed kicking those old cancer cells to the curb.
My attitude going into his office? If it’s working, praise the Lord. If it isn’t, praise the Lord. Because whatever happens next, God has a plan and it is, without a doubt, wonderful. Keep reading, beloved.
All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent. Isaiah 28:29
All this also comes from… Isaiah 28:29
If you’re wondering, “all this what?” here’s the story. Right before this verse, Isaiah describes how a prudent farmer tills his soil and plants his crops, according to God’s counsel. “His God instructs him and teaches him the right way” (Isaiah 28:26).
So, “all these insights” (NIrV) that guide and direct us come from God. Of course they do. He is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. He is the First and the Last. He is the All This of All This.
That’s why we call Him…
…the Lord Almighty,… Isaiah 28:29
He is “Jehovah of hosts” (ASV), “the Lord All-Powerful” (CEV), and “God-of-the-Angel-Armies (MSG). No enemy can defeat Him. No stronghold can overcome Him. In the music and words of Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, “No power of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand.”
I’m crazy about my oncologist, but it’s Jesus who decides what’s next for me.
…whose plan is wonderful,… Isaiah 28:29
Yes, it is. “The plans God makes are wise, and they always succeed” (GNT). Always. Whatever God has planned for us is good because He is good. Always.
We can trust His “wondrous advice” (CSB) and “supernatural guidance” (NET), pressing on as if we’re going to live forever — because we are! That’s God’s wonderful plan for His children. “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28).
No one. Ever.
…whose wisdom is magnificent. Isaiah 28:29
The mind that conceived such wonderful plans is indeed “excellent” (AMPC) and “glorious” (NIrV). In every way possible, God “hath made wisdom great!” (YLT).
Meanwhile, at the Higgs house we just celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with joy and abandon, counting on our wise and magnificent God to know how the year ahead will unfold.
Interesting thing about 33: it’s considered the year of wisdom and spiritual reflection (who knew?). Though the traditional gift is clothing, the modern gift for a 33rd anniversary is amethyst, often known as the wisdom stone.
So, with deep gratitude for all your prayers and encouragement over the years, I offered a special giveaway this month: a pair of natural amethyst earrings (4.66 carats) set in sterling silver (925) with a lever back especially for pierced ears. Aren’t they lovely?
Now it’s your turn: How has God revealed His wonderful plan for you recently? Share your thoughts below in the comments. I chose one winner, Mary Ellen from Alabama, to receive these pretty purple gemstones, along with an autographed copy of The Women of Easter Special Edition.
Thanks for joining me for another Wonderful Wednesday! And now the happy news from my oncologist: “No Evidence of Disease.” Yay! I’ll continue with immunotherapy treatments every three weeks for the foreseeable future — a future only God can truly see, the One whose plan is wonderful!
Your sister, Liz
P.S. If you missed this month’s Wonderful Wednesday on Facebook LIVE, listen as we learn about Lydia, a seller of purple and a powerful role model.
P.P.S. Dig deeper into His Story all through Lent with The Women of Easter Special Edition, available exclusively from ChristianBook.com. You’ll also find lots of free resources for The Women of Easter on my website. Blessings of the season!