"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." -Jeremiah 29:11
How amazing is it to know that the Lord often thinks of you? I mean, really think about it. The One who holds the world in the palm of his hand, thinks of YOU! Do you realize there are approximately 7 Billion people on Earth and the Lords thinks so much of you that He takes time out to think of you personally! If there was anything to get excited about, it should be that.
The Bible tells us that He even knows the number of hairs on our heads(Luke 12:17). This means that not only does He think of you, He also pays attention to every little detail about you. In Jeremiah 29:11, He tells us that He plans to prosper us and give us Peace. This even means Peace when things are looking as though you won't make it through. It is very exciting to know that the Lord has these thoughts.
When life hits us hard, we often think that God is out to get us or punishing us for something that we have done. However, this verse tells us that His thoughts are not evil towards us. Which means that when life gets hard, its more of a time to get in His face through prayer, praise & worship! Talk to him, He is thinking of you. He wants you to seek your face.
So, even in the most parlous times, declare Jeremiah 29:11 in your atmosphere. Take the time to remind yourself throughout the day, on today that "My Heavenly Father Thinks Highly of Me!" Speak it until you believe it and watch the way you view your test and trials change.
Shall We Pray?
Father, I thank you so much for making sure that I know that you think of me. Thank you for paying attention and working every situation out for me. Father, I know that sometimes I doubt that you are here with me. Help me to see that you are thinking of me in the most Peaceful Way even when it doesn't seem that way to my carnal mind. In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen.
On a notecard or piece of scratch paper write, "Good Morning, __________(your name)! I know the thoughts that I think toward you, They are thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Love God." Post this notecard in a conspicuous place that you visit every morning. Start your day out every morning reading this, it will make your day so much brighter!