“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” Jeremiah 29:11
Just to set the record straight early, we of course know that, “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17) That verse explains how we build our faith - by hearing and being in the word of God, because it is what we are building our faith upon. But, I want to take a minute to share another revelation with you that has really helped my faith grow over the past season.
We like to use a lot of big words for God, and He is deserving of those, but it doesn’t always register to the extent it should what those words actually mean. For instance, we talk about God being omniscient. This means He is all-knowing. He knows everything past, present, and future. Knowing this about Him makes it all the easier to trust Him.
Think about it. God has already seen the end from the beginning in my life and yours. If you could jump forward and see the outcome on things you would come back to the present and be able to know exactly which direction to choose. You would confidently know each and every step along the way that would be most beneficial to get you the best end result. I know I have plenty of stories in my life where, looking back, I would have planned things a lot differently. I couldn’t have imagined how going a certain direction would have ever led to where I am now. If you think about your own life, and some of the wonderful things God has done in your life, I think you will agree He seems to have some insight into the master plan that we do not possess. That is why God is God and I am not. He sees differently than I do. He sees like One who has seen the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).
Not only that, but we also know that God wants our absolute best. He formed us in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13) and He wants to bless us and keep us (Numbers 6:24-25). So, we have God who truly wants our best in our lives. And He sees the end from the beginning. He knows which decisions, which turns, which plans, and every other detail that will get us to our best.
So, my faith builder is this: I think about how good God is and how the thoughts He thinks towards me are all good (Jeremiah 29:11). Then, I couple that with the truth that He sees the whole picture; beginning, middle, and end. This puts me in a place where I can of course trust Him. As I read the word and see His plans for me and see who He is, my faith keeps building and building.
Today, I wanted to share with you (or remind you) that God is thinking and caring about You. And, He is All-knowing and All-Powerful - that is a combo that can really build one’s faith in Him.
Say It: “Father, I am reminded today how amazing You are, how You care deeply for me and how You have good plans and intentions for me. I am also aware of how You know everything. So, today I choose to trust You completely. Lead and guide my life as you desire and I will trust and follow You. My faith is in You and You alone. I love You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”