You are on God's mind
"We are His prized possession, the love of His heart. It is us whom He loved with unparalleled compassion that He sent His only begotten Son to die for..."
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord…” – Jeremiah 29:11
It is overwhelming to know that the same God who holds the universe together thinks of us at all. But what is more, is that not only does He think of us, but He thinks well of us - “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” How can this be? After knowing our thoughts before we even get the words to express them out of our mouths. After seeing all of our failures and weaknesses. After knowing our doubts and our fears. After knowing the frailty of our faith and the unbelief that still lingers in the dark corners of our hearts. Why would He think of us at all? Even the great saint of God, King David felt the same way when he said, “What is man that you are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:4).
It may be difficult for us to comprehend, but it is the blessed truth forever settled and declared in God’s Holy Word. He is thinking of us! Rest all you saints in the blessed fact that you are on His mind! He does think of us. He thinks highly of us. He loves us and this is why we are on His mind. This is why in spite of all our weaknesses and failures He is planning for us peace and hope that all the devils of hell cannot thwart! We are His prized possession, the love of His heart. It is us whom He loved with unparalleled compassion that He sent His only begotten Son to die for that we too might be made the sons and daughters of God! Oh how He loves us. He was thinking of us on Calvary’s tree before we were even born. He thinks of us now, protecting us and nurturing us in His tender care. And He will forever be thinking of us from this very moment on even through the ages of eternity when we will meet Him face to face! May the blessed fact that our God has ‘thoughts of peace’ towards us bring peace to our hearts at this present moment. God is not looking to bring us into condemnation over our inabilities and our failures. God is thinking “thoughts of peace” towards us and of His marvelous plan to give us “a future and a hope”.