HE’S THINKING ABOUT ME???
Do you know God thinks about you – a lot! With everything else going on, He still thinks about us. He thinks about us often. “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)
Sometimes we feel that if God thinks about us at all, it is only in disappoint at our sin and failure. But God doesn’t say, “I know the negative thought I have about you.” He doesn’t even say, “I know the single thought I once had about you long ago.” To know that the Almighty Creator of the Universe ever had even one thought about me would be outstanding!
But what He says is that He knows the thoughts He has about me and about you. Not a single thought but many thoughts. Not a negative thought but “thoughts of peace and not of evil.” He thinks about us all the time, and the things He thinks are all good! Most of my thoughts about me are not good, but God’s thoughts are. So God thinks better of me than I think of myself. That shouldn’t be surprising. But when I remember He knows all about me, inside and out, every thought and action, yet still has good thoughts for me, that is quite comforting and encouraging.
God thinks about us so He can give us “a future and a hope.” I think about my children – a lot. I think about what I can do to help them, encourage them, make their life better and give them a good future and hope now. That’s what our heavenly Father does with us, too. It shouldn’t be too hard to understand, but is truly amazing, and very humbling, to know He is thinking about us!
Psalm 139:16-17. “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!”
Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
How does it make you feel to think that God thinks about you more than you think about Him? Suppose if every time you thought of God, you remembered that He was already thinking of you. How would that impact you? Sit quietly for a few minutes and think about God thinking good thoughts about you and your future!
by Rev. Dr. Jerry Schmoyer, Christian Training Organization