The uncertainty that many feels nowadays cannot be overlooked. More than ever, what God promised in His Word needed to be reinforced today in the hearts of many. When the Jewish people was taken as captives to Babylon, God spoke to prophet Jeremiah to remind Him of His promise: This is what the Lord says, “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile” (Jeremiah 29: 10-14). In a nutshell, God holds time in His Hands yet He waits patiently to produce the greater things out of what is best at the moment. Remember that God’s timing is always perfect and never too late and He will produce the greater things He has promised to those who patiently waits for its fulfillment.
It might seem overwhelming but seeing a brief overview of God’s plan can provide comfort in such uncertainties: (1) God’s Plan for Humanity So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:26-28; (2) God’s Plan for Humanity’s Redemption: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15; (3) God’s Plan for Humanity through Abraham: The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. Genesis 12:1-3; (4) God’s Plan for Humanity through a Messiah: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6-7; (5) God’s Plan for Humanity through Jesus: She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21-23; (6) God’s Plan for Humanity through the Great Commission: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20; (7) God’s Plan for Humanity Restored: Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22: 1-5)
How then we should view the things that are happening around us? See them with eyes of hope in what God will do when His plans are fulfilled in His own time. Somebody said, “When you have nothing left but God, then you become aware that God is enough.” Moreover, don’t lose sight of what God has in store; you might miss it when you settle for the best when He is preparing the greater things ahead. Stay on the course and follow specifically His instructions. You will never go wrong when you trust Him wholeheartedly.
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