Remember me, my God – for good.
Thus says the LORD: I remember you.. the kindness of your youth; the love of your betrothal.. when you went after Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown. I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you. But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause – Who does great things, and unsearchable – Marvellous things without number.
God is pledged to do you good. His very nature and name is ‘love‘. He will remember His promises to you and He will come to You. His thoughts towards you are worthy of His character. His thoughts towards you are for peace and hope and rest. Thoughts of eternity confirmed in His everlasting covenant are confirmed to you, beloved – and confirmed to me.
His thoughts towards you embrace a plan.. a plan which embraces you and spans your lifetime.. a plan which encompasses humanity and reaches to the extremities of eternity. He has placed eternity in our hearts; His timing is perfect; His purpose will not delay. To this glorious end the Lord is now working, from the inner depths of your heart to the outer reaches of the universe.
Your problem is you do not know all the inner deep thoughts of God. His loving, skilful plan is at best hidden from your eyes, as you view the unscrolling of His perfect plan through a glass, darkly. You do not see the immediate revelation of His thoughts – its day by day unfolding which is so often tinged with confusion and pain, as step by step He draws you closer into His loving embrace.
You are to Him as a precious stone, to be wheeled and shaped and honed and polished. As yet you cannot envision the finished pattern.. the glory of your latter end is as a jewel in His Kingly crown.
But you understand the painful preparation.. to be wheeled and shaped and honed and polished. Ahh but know this, beloved. You are sure of His love and He knows you by name. His loving purpose He is refining in you. Step by step He is working His skill, though an agonising process in you. And little by little He is taking you deeper, deeper – deeper into Himself.
His many thoughts are high, and wonderful are His works. His thoughts toward you cannot be recounted.. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. So you can commit yourself into His loving plan. Rest your soul on the loving plans He has for you, they are plans for good and not for evil,
Rest your heart on His infinite goodness and wisdom – and rejoice. The various trials and grievous pain are but for a little while, so that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to the praise, honour, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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