Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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."
Jeremiah 29:11

Even when we sin and make mistakes, God doesn't want evil to come upon us.  He loves us.  He wants good for us.  He wants us to grow and learn and change and come to him.  Two verses after this he says "And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart."  Even in the worst times, he offers us peace.  He asks us to pray... to talk to him about it all.  To work it out.
We bring evil upon ourselves sometimes, with the choices that we make.  And even then, God works to ameliorate the consequences... to make things tolerable for us.  To give us another chance, and another, and another, until we finally learn enough to get that lesson.  And then we move on to another.  Christ suffered so that we don't have to.  He took upon himself our pain, our sickness, and our sorrow in order to bring us peace, if we accept his offering and repent.
Today, let's accept God's peace.  Let's pray, and talk to him about the state of our lives... and clean them up as needed. :)  And then we can expect the happy ending that Christ has promised us.

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