"When Luke recorded his version of the Lords Prayer (Luke 11:24) he included Jesus expounding on this prayer through an odd parable that would have made his original hearers cringe: 'Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him "Friend lend me three loaves for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey and I have nothing to set before him"; and he will answer from within "Do not bother me; the door is now shut and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and ...
“But the Lord says, “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.”
The Lord’s Prayer begins with “Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name.” The name of God is holy because He is holy. We can’t just throw His name around like it means nothing. And we certainly shouldn’t be using His name as a swear word. It’s a respect issue. God is our loving heavenly Father and we can approach Him with boldness, but He’s still the Creator of all things.
I always took this as saying that the wrong plans won't prevail--God knows best. But after experiencing extreme disillusionment, and realization that I once desired something I cannot have, this gives me hope that God saw this coming and is moving me past this into something better--something worthwhile.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136 Because he is both good and the ultimate Lord, we not only trust him, we also bow before him in praise and worship! Let this Psalm 136 bible verse print be your reminder that the steadfast love of the Lord is something that we can rely on completely. It never comes to an end. #givethankstothelord#psalm136