“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me…
Ps. 138:8a NKJV
We haven’t pondered in a while, so let’s ponder on this verse.
The Hebrew word used here for perfect means to complete, to come or bring to an end, to perform, to cease, or accomplish.
That which is not in the original Hebrew.
Interesting. The word for concerns actually means over against, behind, through, round about, away from, beside, among, shut behind or upon, to seal up, make a hedge about, for the sake of, on account of, on behalf of, etc.
In other words, the Lord will complete, bring to an end, perform, or, in other words, accomplish. Accomplish what? The Lord will accomplish and perform on my behalf whatever is in His will.
I like the Common English Bible’s translation of this verse, “The Lord will do all this for my sake.”
He will do all He has promised. Complete all His work started in and for us. Because He works on our behalf, accomplishing all for our benefit. He will perform all His Word through our obedience. He will bring to an end what is against us, behind us, round about us, beside us, and on our behalf. And in His own time. Therefore, it all works together for our good.
So, what concerns us, or, more accurately, what comes against us, what swirls round about us? Our family, job, finances, school, relationships? Are we in a state of suffering? In a trial? In a time of grief? What about our future?
If we cling to our worries, doubts, and fears in our circumstances, we will frustrate ourselves over something usually beyond our control. We must let go and depend on God’s Word.
If His Word is true, then, it is faithful. It is dependable. It is eternal. And applicable to all our life’s situations. If we place our external and internal concerns in His hands, then we will experience His peace and rest. All is perfectly contained and subdued in His hands. Even the fiercest storm.
God is always faithful to the promises in His Word, for the One Who breathes His promises into our hearts will not fail to manifest them, when we are faithful to obey His Word. He will never forsake the works of His hands.
Gabriel told Mary, “With God nothing will be impossible.” (Luke 1:37 NKJV) I love the literal Greek, “Because not will be impossible with God every word.” (Luke 1:37 RGT) The Amplified states it according to its definitions, “For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.” Isn’t that awesome?
Peace, rest, and comfort will always be possible. Question marks will no longer rattle around in the walls of our skulls. We will no longer fling ourselves in ten different directions at once. If we seek only God and His will, His Word will be fulfilled in our lives.
He will accomplish all things in your life, bringing about the best conclusion to whatever swirls around you, all for your benefit through your obedience.
May the Lord perfect all things for you…Lynn