It's almost a badge of Christendom, isn't it?
In the midst of warnings about capitivity and enslavement, Jeremiah drops this jewel that we've memorize, claim, and love.
That's how I sometimes think about God. Solar system moving in the right directions: check. Laws of nature on track: check. Nations picking up the "red phone": not today.
Pretty big stuff, right? And yet, according to Jeremiah, the Lord says He has "plans and thoughts" about each of us. Each one of 7.6 BILLION of us. Talk about spinning plates!
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 AMP
I struggle to plan a dinner menu for my family sometimes. And this guy, Jeremiah, says God has created a unique plan for me. That blows my mind!
Lord, what is man that You take notice of him?
Or the son of man that You think of him?
Psalm 144:3 AMP
Are you detailed-oriented, Dear Reader? It can be a blessing and a curse, can't it? It saddens me to say that at times I get so bogged down in details that I forget the big plan.
This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours!
Isaiah 55:8 TLB
How fabulous is that, Dear Reader? The One Who Spins the Plates of Eternity is thinking about us!
How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me.[a] And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!
Psalm 138:17-18 TLB
Dear Reader, the next time your day seems to get its shorts twisted in a knot, remember that God is thinking about and has a plan just for you. And if that's not enough to "brighten the corner where you are", try thinking on Him, His grace, and His glory.