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 (NLT)
Life’s circumstances constantly change. One moment life may be going great, and the next moment something painful occurs. Instead of trusting in God who never changes, we often trust in our changing circumstances. We forget that God is the same “yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
God is good. His thoughts toward you are of peace and never of evil. God inspires hope and promises His best. Trust Him when the seasons of your life change. Know His Word, and believe His promises in whatever circumstance life places you. When you trust His Truth instead of being consumed with things that constantly change, life does not throw you. He will keep you in perfect peace when your thoughts are fixed on Him (Isaiah 26:3).
The Holy Spirit teaches you. Let Him guide you into all of God’s Truth (John 16:13). The Resurrection power of God is within you (Ephesians 1:17-19). Believe it. Exercise His power and consistency and balance in each moment—difficult or good. His healing and peace and joy are yours to experience. His provision is constant and unending. Living by faith in God’s grace makes you aware of the abundant life you have received.
“‘I am about to do something new,” the Lord proclaims. “See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed” (Isaiah 43:19, 20b-21a, NLT).
You are God’s chosen child. He is a fountain springing from within you and refreshing your hope. His promises are yours. His resources are yours. He makes pathways through the driest wasteland. His living water continually flows rejuvenating your life. Praise Him no matter what you see or hear around you. Believe in His revelation Truth for your life. Speak life to your promises. The peace of God rises from within. And you know the something new God has promised is yours.
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24, NKJV).
© 2021 Lynn Lacher