10The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! – Psalm 33:10-12
America just celebrated her 235th birthday. There was a time when verse 12 of this psalm reflected the state of our nation, but I fear that time is past us. I think we may be approaching a time when verse 10 is more accurate. The nation who forgets God and elects to kick Him out of its life and plans is subject to the frustration of those plans. Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders work in vain as Scripture says elsewhere. If we wish to be blessed by God, we must seek His plans and His ways. Read His Word daily and live in His paths.