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Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - June 26, 2006

  • 2006 Jun 26

Plans for Good


“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


Have you ever tried to run from God and His will for your life?  Perhaps you thought you had a better plan than God did.  Or perhaps certain truths were taught in Scripture that you simply did not want to follow.


Then again, it may have been the calling of God on your life to do or not do a certain thing.  It might even have been a calling to serve Him, but you flatly refused.


I wonder why we are like that.  What is it in our feeble human minds that cause us to think we know better than God?  Perhaps we have a warped concept of His nature.  But one thing that is clear in the Bible is the fact that God is good.


We see this truth repeated again and again.  David said, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).  And we read again in the Psalms, “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!” (Psalm 107:1).  The prophet Jeremiah brought the word of the Lord to the exiles in Babylon: “ ‘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).   God’s plans for you are for good, and they are better than your plans for yourself.


God has an obvious advantage over all of us.   He has complete foreknowledge.  He knows everything that will happen in our lives.  He is molding us into men and women of God.  He is seeking to unfold His plan for our lives.

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