God’s Thoughts for His Children
“Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward… I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me.”Psalm 40:5, 17
Does God ever think of us? Does the great, glorious, eternal God give any thought of us sinful, unworthy beings? We admit that He may think of our earth, for that is something large enough to be worthy of Divine thought. He may give thought, too, to some distinguished person who rises above the masses, as Mont Blanc towers above the common hills of earth. “But here I am – a little child, living in a humble street in a great city with its teeming population,” you say; “surely He never thinks of me! Of course, my mother does, because she is my mother, and she has only me. But God has millions more children; He can never give any particular thought to me, one of the least of them!”
The Bible says He does think of you! Think of a parent’s thoughts of his child. Think of the thoughts of a father or a mother. In the same way, God loves, watches, thinks, plans, and cares for each one of His sons and daughters!
But that is not all! His thoughts are also loving and wise. “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil” (Jeremiah 29:11). There is not one moment when we are not in God’s thoughts. He has plans for each of our lives, taking in its smallest events as well as its greatest. How secure it should make us feel at all times, when we know that God is thinking of us and caring for us!
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God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for our King’s glory,
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This post is another installment of Miller’s Monday Musings, a weekly series that is published every Monday on my website. The series features selected writings that have been adapted from the works of James Russell Miller (1840-1912), a much-beloved Christian author and pastor who is well-remembered for his practical thoughts on Christian home and family life. Learn more about this weekly series by clicking here.