Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
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.
When we read the Bible without historical context, we often don’t appreciate the relevance and importance of the text. Jeremiah’s prophetic ministry covered from the siege of Jerusalem to its fall and captivity. So as of the time this chapter is being written, the fall and captivity has taken place. The Jewish nation felt a sense of hopelessness, and divine abandonment. They saw no way out of their present circumstances and all hope was lost as it relates to the promises of God being fulfilled.
It was in this National Crisis that God spoke through Jeremiah of the unchangableness of His Nature and Promise. It is imperative we understand that Time and Season belongs to God. That no situation is beyond His reach. That when evil seems to prevail, God is still in control.
As we look around us, there are mounting evidence of evil, hopelessness, pain, and suffering. Some as a result of human ideology and actions. Others as acts of demonic and satanic attacks on people but in the mist of all these, God says, I know the plans I have for you. They are of good and not of evil. To give you a future and a hope. It is comforting to know that God is not a crisis manager but He is proactive in nature: putting plans in place and executing them before the foundation of the world. Before it ever became a thing, God has provided the way out.
As it is historically true, Israel came out of Babylon and God restored the nation even as He stated. So I come to you this day to say, Don’t Give Up!!!!!!!!. Divine Help is on the Way. Your situation will change. Things are getting better. You will experience miracles. God is still on the throne. You are not abandoned.
The evil of today will not destroy the future God has for you. You are going through to come through. Stay encouraged and know you are blessed and highly favored.