The Lord Reminds Joseph Smith That the Works of God Cannot Be Frustrated

Doctrine and Covenants 3:1–3

1 The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to naught.
2 For God doth not walk in crooked paths, neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left, neither doth he vary from that which he hath said, therefore his paths are straight, and his course is one eternal round.
3 Remember, remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men . . .

Elder Neal A. Maxwell said:

“What we mortals encounter as the unforeseen, God has already seen.”

(“Yet Thou Art There,” Ensign, Nov. 1987, 31.)