God’s Thoughts Towards Us

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

In the midst of trial, turmoil or indecision, we may want to cry out to the Lord as Jesus did on the Cross, “Why have You forsaken me?” We may feel we are facing the situation alone, but this Scripture gives us tender insight into God’s heart toward us. His thoughts toward us are not evil. They are full of expectation, hope, and peace.

The psalmist also wrote about God’s thoughts toward us: “The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us” (Ps. 115:12). “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand… when I awake, I am still with You” (Ps. 139:17, 18).

We all face situations where we are tempted to think that God has abandoned us or no longer cares. But rest assured that His thoughts toward us are innumerable, and they are filled with blessing, hope, peace, love and purpose.