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God Belly Laughs at You


Psalm 2

We all like to have a plan. An agenda or outline gives us clear instructions and a way to achieve a desired outcome. When our plans fail or we don’t reach our end goal, surprise and frustration take control. How did our plans fall apart when we followed the directions? We often question God when our plans fail instead of asking Him for His plans in the first place.

Psalm 2 describes God’s reaction when we try to control our future. God laughs and scoffs at our plans (Psalm 2:4). Can’t you see Him snorting with laughter at our ways and thoughts? He who is all-knowing and in control does not need our suggestions on how to plan anything; He already has a plan and knows the outcome!

Rather than be discouraged, we can rejoice and take comfort in knowing that God is in control because His plans are always better than our plans. We serve a generous God who will provide for us more than we could ever dream, if we ask Him. “Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” (Psalm 2:8). Isn’t this a desirable outcome? Don’t we want inheritance and blessings from God?   

When faced with making decisions and plans for our lives there are only two options: join God’s movement, or waste a lot of time and energy fighting Him. One leads to God’s blessing; the other leads to His anger. “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.” (Psalm 2:12). God is a merciful God, but we often destroy our own plans when we neglect to ask for God’s will.

When making our plans, let us not fight God but find refuge in Him and trust that His plans are always better than the ones we make for ourselves.  


  • Where do you stand with Jesus?  Are you relying on His plans or yours?
  • Is there an area in your life where you are fighting God and need to submit to His authority?
  • What is one step you can take today to submit that area to Him?

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