“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ~JEREMIAH 29:11
Things happen in life that are often times out of our control and more times than not outside of the will of God, even though He may allow them to happen.
The goodness that we are blessed to drink and rest in, comes from the immutable truth that God is not surprised by the happenings of life, nor is He unable to take any circumstance and recycle it for our good (ISAIAH 61:3).
Blessedly, that is exactly what He desires to do!
Even from the very fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the Lord had already set up a plan for us all for our good, out of His abundant grace!
Luke 2:14 encourages us that He delights in giving and pouring out His goodwill upon us all.
“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
Be encouraged and rest in these truths about the Lord’s heart toward you. His heart toward you is for:
- Peace/Shalom- Nothing missing, lacking or broken
- To pursue us
- Not to do us harm
The list could infinitely go on! But be assured that anything that contradicts these simple and powerful truths, is not the Gospel. Christ came to give these things and be these things to us all. Our job is to rest and receive them!
~Poiema, Poetry in Motion