Let Them Alone

“And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing;
but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it – lest you even be found to fight against God.” Acts 5:38-39

I’ve had some plans come to nothing. I’m so glad.

Lord, how exciting it is that Your work and plans cannot be overthrown. And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Difference

I wonder if
the plans I have

are from God
or just my own.

My own plans
will fade away

God’s can’t be


  1. Thank you, Dearest Delightful Deb!

    “My own plans
    will fade away

    God’s can’t be

    Can’t imagine the number of times I have pushed my own agenda… So thankful He does not leave me up to my own devices… I’d certainly be lost by now.

    Praying alongside you, Deb. I choose to leave my life in His hands so His purpose can be accomplished.


  2. Deb, I’ve had some plans fade away, too. Thanks for pointing out that we should be thankful for this. You poem is wonderful, as usual! I love that Gamaliel was right that God’s plan to grow His church and save many would not fail. Many have tried to stop it over the centuries, and many within the church have done things that should have killed the plan if it was an ordinary plan. But it is God’s Grand Plan of Salvation, and it WILL prevail. Peace, Linda

  3. “I’ve had some plans come to nothing…”

    I could write a 700 page book with small font on my plans which have come to nothing. Thank God, only a few of them, have been sown outside my mind, but these are the monstrous Ishamels which I’m still trying to starve to death.

    God bless you.

  4. This is a great thing to remember. He always know what is best. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for sharing this.


    “I don’t know about tomorrow; I just live from day to day.
    I don’t borrow from its sunshine for its skies may turn to gray.
    I don’t worry o’er the future for I know what Jesus said;
    And, today, I’ll walk beside Him for He knows what is ahead.

    Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand.
    But, I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand!

    Every step is getting brighter as the golden stairs I climb.
    Every burden’s getting lighter; every cloud is silver-lined.
    There the sun is always shining; there no tear will dim the eye.
    At the ending of the rainbow where the mountains touch the sky.

    Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand.
    But, I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand!

    I don’t know about tomorrow; it may bring me poverty.
    But, the One who feeds the sparrow is the One who stands by me.
    And, the path that is my portion may be through the flame or flood,
    But, His presence goes before me and I’m covered with His blood.

    Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand.
    But, I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand!”

  5. Love you, Ann full of Jesus grace! πŸ™‚ Sometimes it’s hard for me to know, which is which. But there is comfort in knowing His plans will happen, regardless of what I know!
    God bless you and all that He is accomplishing in you!

  6. I love the strength and Spirit in your comment, Linda! πŸ™‚ It is part of what makes your writing and witnessing so great, that strong assurance of Who He is and why He came.
    God bless you and all His plans for you!

  7. You always get me smiling, thinking about filling a book with small font plans that never materialized. πŸ™‚ I should know by now and at least keep them to myself, so as not to be so embarrassed later on.
    God bless you and those plans sown by God in your life!

  8. Oh thank you for sharing that song! Love it and you!
    God bless you, wonderful woman of the Word, and all that He is fulfilling in your life!

  9. Deb, There is nothing and no one I am more sure of than Jesus Christ! He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. πŸ™‚ Peace, Linda

  10. “I’ve had some plans come to nothing. I’m so glad.”
    I echo that Deb. I’m so glad because those were dark plans that were formed inside my head, and my heart I guess, when I was so angry and bitter. Thankful for God who has spoken the truth of that verse when I wanted vengeance. He knows what’s best for me — I shouldn’t doubt that πŸ™‚

  11. I’ve had some dark ones too, Rea . . .and some plain bad ones . . .and silly ones . . .and the list goes on and on. I love His plans though . . .they really work!
    God bless you and keep you surrounded by His love.

  12. Amen!!! πŸ™‚

  13. God bless you, Ted, and all His plans in your life!

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