With all the negative news in the media, I want to share with you some good news. God is still God, and He knows the plans that He has for you. That doesn’t mean that life will get easier. The famous verse in Jeremiah we like to quote was written to people in captivity for seventy years! But it is still true. Regardless of what today brings, God is still God.
Hear God’s Word in Jeremiah 29:11. “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.”
God’s beloved one, be blessed with the love of Christ for emotional healing. The psalmist said that His body was troubled, and His soul was greatly troubled (Ps. 6:2-3). Be blessed with peace and hope being restored to you. The mind may have witnessed an event it can’t cope with. The body may react physically under duress, the soul weeps. It is a total body reaction. Be blessed, spirit, soul, and body, to be healed in the root cause of all disturbance of your peace. Be blessed to reject all lies at the root. Let the power of the Holy Spirit address the lie, and be set free.
Hear the good news: It’s not too late. In the defining message of His life in Luke 4:18, Jesus said that He would set the captives free. If you feel captive in any way because of wounding, be blessed with His love, redemption, and power to flood you and release you. Be blessed in your brain, your mind, and your memory, particularly the part that is holding on to any issues. Receive the compassion of Jesus to address every emotional concern. He is mighty to deal with depression or other aftermath or backlash. Receive the light of His healing grace into everything that is out of God’s order.
Jesus opened the minds of the travelers on the way to Emmaus so that they could understand Him in the Scriptures. Understand His words to you. Jesus said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” And Paul replied, “I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Cor. 12:9-12).
Beloved, boast in your wounds by declaring that the power of Jesus is in you to heal them. You have the treasure of your life in a human “jar of clay” to show that He is your all-surpassing power to accomplish His plans for your welfare (2 Cor. 4:7).
Hear Jeremiah 29:12-14. ” ‘In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. I will be found by you,’ says the Lord. ‘I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and bring you home again to your own land.’ ”
God’s thoughts toward you are for peace. His plans in you are for healing, not for hurt or negativity or sadness. He promised the all-surpassing power of His love. He will accomplish His hope, His future, and His well-being in you. When you seek Him, He hears you. He lets you find Him to bring you back from your captivity, whatever it is. His best for you is peace, wholeness, and security.
Be blessed today in the name of the Prince of peace
Taken from You Are Blessed In The Names Of God, page 53, © 2008 Sylvia Gunter.
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