Read Psalm 138
Featured Verse: Psalm 138:8
“The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands.”
I have heard my wife use King David’s phrase many times in her public prayers: “God will perfect everything that concerns you.” (Psalm 138:8, NKJV) I like that thought, don’t you?
That was the essence of David’s thinking in this psalm. Of course, he was referring to God’s plans for his life, not his own fleshly desires. That’s the caveat to this truth. The perfecting is of that which is according to God’s will, which of course, is what ought to concern us more than anything else in this life.
How comforting and empowering to know that if we are passionately pursuing God’s purposes, God has passionately committed himself to fulfilling his purposes in us. No matter what things may look like—horrible circumstances and hateful people notwithstanding (Psalm 138:7)—God will never abandon the work that he has lovingly and painstakingly invested in us, and he will ultimately bring that work to perfect completion.
What David had discovered was that when we are for God, and when God is for us, we cannot lose! II Chronicles 16:9 reminds us of this profound truth,
“For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
Wow! God so desires to fulfill his purposes in this world that he is actually scouring the earth looking for fully devoted people in order to release his enabling power in their lives. Is your heart fully committed to him? If it is, then God will find you, and sooner or later you will come into the greatest joy that anyone can ever experience in this life: God fulfilling his purposes for you and through you.
Yes, God will perfect that which concerns you!