Psalm 40:17 (ESV) 17 As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!
In our darkest hour, God is not distracted or distant. He is present, working on our behalf, to turn our mourning into morning light. The word thought above, in and of itself, should cause us to rejoice, that we are on His mind. However, it means so much more than just a thought.
In the Hebrew, this word also means to weave, to invent, forecast, workman, conceived, plan imagine, devise, value, hold, regard, compute, and reckon to esteem. In other words, God will do what He has since before time was created. What does not exist, for our benefit He will create.
Christ will change the forecast from storm to Peace be still, if it requires it. Or He will plan for us to be safe through the storm. While we can’t imagine all the wonderful future God has in store for us, He has imagined things that we will need. The difference is, what God imagines becomes alive at just the point of time necessary, for our good.
Isaiah prophesied of a king, Cyrus by name, he said, generations before, because God knew His people would need a Cyrus. I heard a story recently about Harry Truman, which made the President shake when he heard it, how that God had put him in place just when Israel needed him.
With God’s help, I am laying down worry and fear. It’s not easy, but how can we hold to those things, when we realize what God has in store for us. That doesn’t mean everything will always be rosey, but it does mean that God is working for our good, because He values us.
I could go on, excited about His desire for us to succeed, but I’ll end with this. The last word I’ll mention is compute. God Who birthed creation out of nothing, who said one can put a thousand to flight, two can put ten thousand to flight. He is doing the math for us, and when He gets done, victory will always be the solution to the problem.