Whatever situation you may be in now – in the ‘valley of sorrows’, at the crossroad of life, doubts about your identity and purpose on earth, facing sickness etc. GOD knows.
He knew us before we were born – Psalm 139:14-16 (NKJV):
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvellous are Your works. And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skilfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
Jeremiah 29:11(NKJV): You were created for a plan and purpose –
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.
John 10:10 (NJKV):
The thief (satan) does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I (Lord Jesus) have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Lord Jesus gives us abundant life (“Zoe” – extraordinary life) but satan comes to steal, kill and destroy our lives, whatever God meant good for us.
Lord Jesus has empowered us to rise above what is coming against us so that we become overcomers. He paid the price for our lives on the cross, He sets us free from the bondage of sin.
May this be our heart cry to know God more and make Him known.