Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
We have to be able to decipher between whether it is time to fight or to trust the process. When God is taking us through a process fighting does not help, change will only come by trusting the process. The Children of Israel were left with no choice but to trust the process when they found themselves being captives in Babylon and losing their possession. Fighting something that God had set in motion would have resulted in their hurt, while trusting the process would allow them to learn that which they needed to learn to get to a better place.
Why should we choose to trust the process? God’s intent is not to harm us, but to bring us to a better place. He said as much to the Children of Israel when he spoke to them through the prophet in Jeremiah 29:11. He said “the thoughts I have toward you are thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end”. The harshness of the situation that they were faced with made them feel as if God was out to get them, so God sought to erase that from their mind. He communicated through Jeremiah that his intent is not to make their situation worse, but to give them the expected end that He had promised. It is only by trusting God’s process that you will get to the place where God has promised. The Children of Israel saw their expected end that God had promised when after 70 years they were returned to their promised land.
What is the process that God is taking you through? Are you going to trust him through that process or keep fighting? Trusting God through the process is how you are positioned for a better place.
Life Application: Trust God through your process by holding unto his promises and follow his every instruction.
Prayer: Lord, I trust you to take me through the process because I know you always have the best intentions and plans for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.