i thought i would share the september 11 entry of my devotional book, ‘from faith to faith’ by kenneth and gloria copeland. this was published in 1990, and i was given a copy in 1995.
Don’t Be Disturbed
"the Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought:
He maketh the devices of the people of none effect." (psalm 33:10)
you may be facing trouble today that’s being caused be people who have willfully plotted to do you harm. they may be trying to steal your business, your home, your children, or destroy your marriage. if so, i have a word of encouragement for you. according to psalm 33:10, God will bring the plans of those people to nought. He will make their devices of none effect. the counsel of the heathen is brought to nought, but the counsel of the Lord stands forever!
remember this: when you make God your stronghold in the time of trouble, no one can overcome you. no matter how powerful they are in the natural, the odds are in your favor because you trust in the Lord. they may think theyve got an edge over you, but God is on your side and that gives you the advantage.
rest assured, you are eventually going to triumph over this trouble. in the meantime, if you’ll set your affections on the Lord, the thoughts of His heart will continually be coming into your heart. "the mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgement. the law of God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide" ( ps 37:30, 31) God’s counsel will give you stability when all the world around you is shaking. evil tidings will not be able to steal your peace. the thoughts of God will immediately rise up and rebuke the evil tidings from taking root in your heart.
don’t let the temporary success of the troublemaker disturb you. instead, "mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace" (verse 37).