Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
God is in the midst of disciplining Israel. They have violated His principles and are feeling His anger. Yet in the midst of that discourse about their punishment a wonderful truth bursts forth on the scene.
God says that He knows what He is thinking of them. He has great plans for their lives. There is an expected, promised, and prophesied end. He will accomplish His purposes with them.
His thoughts are not evil or anger etc. He has thoughts of peace.
Even in the midst of suffering for their mistakes He says, you need to know what is on my mind about you. I love you. I have plans for your life. I do not want to harm you or see you harmed. I am not planning evil for you. I have thoughts of peace.
What a promise! Though He said this to Israel we know that this and more is the promise to us as His children. We are in Christ. All things work together for good to us. Romans 8:28-29.
What are you going through today? What is happening? Do you feel abandoned? Do you feel like God is against you? If you are born again then you can rest assured that this is not true. You must think on the right things. Philippians 4:8. You must know that He loves you. He has thoughts of peace for you.
So though it is easier preaching than it is living I encourage you right now to know that He knows what He is going to do. It is good and not evil. He has an expected end for us. He will work things out for our good. Someday we will praise Him for what He is doing right now!
He is thinking good things about you. We will be victorious in this too!