When I was sitting in a restaurant this morning, I found myself looking at the people around me. Naturally, I had different first impressions when I looked at the different people. I must say that not all my thoughts were very flattering!
I think that our thoughts, either silent or to someone else about others, are like this. We are conditioned through our lives to like or dislike different things about the people we see and meet. We can think negatively about someone whose clothes we don’t approve of. Just the way they’re dressed can form a belief about that person before we’ve ever talked to them.
I’m very happy to say that our Heavenly Father isn’t like this. The bible tells us that His thoughts towards us are always good. Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV) tells us that:
“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.”
God is always looking out for our well being. While we can’t know how the people around us think about us, we can always be encouraged in knowing that God always thinks positively towards us. We can trust in Him and in His intentions for us.
Child of God, Satan wants you to feel like the Lord is always angry with you and is critical of what you’re doing in your life. But, Satan is the one that comes to steal, kill and destroy. The Lord comes so that we can have life with a future and a hope of salvation to eternal life through Jesus! The one thing that we can be sure of in this world is that our Heavenly Father loves us and that He has a plan for our lives.