Tuesday, July 1, 2008

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.” (KJV)


“For I know (yada: perceive) the thoughts (machashabah: intention, purpose) that I think (chashab: devise, imagine) toward you”, saith the LORD, “thoughts of peace (shalowm: welfare, prosperity, health) and not of evil (ra`: calamity, wickedness, mischief, trouble) to give you an expected (tiqvah: hope, expectation) end ('achariyth: latter, reward).”


God is speaking to the exiles in Babylon, informing them that He is in control. He reminds them that He is with them and even goes on to tell them of many specific events that are to come. It is the same for us today - God is never confused or caught off guard. His thoughts, His plans are sure and cannot ever be shaken. His desire for us to know these thoughts is also the same today. He can see our end and to those who put their hope and trust in Him, it is a beautiful reward in His sight.


Are you walking today with an understanding that the Lord Himself has specific thoughts about, and intentions for you? The Creator of the Universe has intentions and purpose for your life… yes you! And these intentions are not troublesome, but full of life and hope. Rise up above your circumstances today and put your complete trust in the Lord. His thoughts are on you… are yours on Him?

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