Psa. 40:5 You have multiplied, O LORD my God,
your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are more than can be told.
God’s plan is astounding! He had His plans in place for redemption long before we fell into sin. Redemption predates eternity by a length of time called eternity. Christ was slain as a sacrifice for fallen man before He created the universe with a word. Not only did He have plans for the fallen race, He also had thoughts and plans for you and me. We were also known by God from eternity. These kinds of thoughts are too high for us, they are as endless as His love. As Jonathan Edwards often said, His love is like an ocean without a bottom and without shores. Here is how Charles Spurgeon described this verse in his timeless commentary called the Treasury of David.
“Creation, providence, and redemption, teem with wonders as the sea with life. Our special attention is called by this passage to the marvels which cluster around the cross and flash from it. The accomplished redemption achieves many ends, and compasses a variety of designs; the outgoings of the atonement are not to be reckoned up, the influences of the cross reach further than the beams of the sun. Wonders of grace beyond all enumeration take their rise from the cross; adoption, pardon, justification, and a long chain of godlike miracles of love proceed from it. Note that our Lord here speaks of the Lord as “my God.” The man Christ Jesus claimed for himself and us a covenant relationship with Jehovah. Let our interest in our God be ever to us our peculiar treasure. And thy thoughts which are toward us. The divine thoughts march with the divine acts, for it is not according the God’s wisdom to act without deliberation and counsel. All the divine thoughts are good and gracious towards his elect. God’s thoughts of love are very many, very wonderful, very practical! Muse on them, dear reader; no sweeter subject ever occupied your mind.”
Maybe your life feels unimportant. Possibly you feel like you are drifting through life like a boat loosed from its moorings. Draw near to God. Open up His book. Before you know it His thoughts will come streaming into your life. He has plans for you. What kinds of plans? Things that are far above anything that you can ask or even think.