For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11
God has great plans about you in his mind. The word of God says this, “thoughts that I think toward you”. Sometimes your present situation may be seem to be a confusing one. It may seem to be out of your control. But don’t get despaired. God has a great future plan about your life and surely it will happen. The plan of God will be revealed at the end. Trust in the Lord, have faith in Jesus Christ and thank God for all things happening now. In the life of Moses, God has great thought about him. When Moses was grown, he saw an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew. Moses looked all around, and when he saw that no one was watching, he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. The next day he went back and saw two Hebrew men fighting. He said to the one who was on the wrong, "Why are you beating up a fellow Hebrew?" And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killest the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known. Now when Pharaoh heard this incident, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.(Exo 2:14-15) When you see this incident we are unable to see God’s plan in the incidents that happened to Moses. It seemed the wrong thing happened to Moses. But God’s thought about Moses does not change. The thing that happened to Moses is not evil. It is the thought of peace. When time came The Lord met Moses in the burning bush and revealed the HIS plan about Moses. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.(Exo 3:6-10)
Dear beloved, sometimes the same thing may happen in your life. In your sight all things happening around you appears to be wrong and evil. But don’t forget that God has a great plan about your life. In the life of Joseph too God had a great plan. Joseph’s brothers threw him into the well in the wilderness and sold him as a slave to the ishmaleites in that situation nothing good happened in the life of Joseph. His situation and circumstances were evil in nature . Sometimes like Joseph you maybe put in an evil situation and you may question God as to why you were put to such a testing situation. When Joseph was ruling Egypt, he was able to realise God’s plan. To save his brothers and his people from the famine, God in the past allowed all the testing situations happen in the life of Joseph . But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.(Gen 50:50) You may also pass through a different testing situation that happened similar in the life of Joseph. And you don’t know the secret why God allows these situations happen in your life. All happen for good and a great future. It happens for fulfilling God’s plan. After you see the plan of God you will accord all glory and honor to him. “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes”.(Ps 119:71)
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,the plans of his heart to all generations. - Psalms 33:11
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;...