"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." Jeremiah 29:11
In college, I planned and planned my entire 4 years, from beginning to end. All my classes, seminars, workshops, and exams, and there were many changes and life events that happened in the middle, but I continued to plan. Then I got to the very last semester, and nothing; the year after that was a complete blank. I wanted to know what’s next; Master’s degree? Job? Kids? Life? And the scary part - there was nothing I could do about it.
We often think that we can plan our whole lives out, from start to finish, but that’s not our job. God has that plan, He has had it from the beginning of time. We may have free will on earth, but in the end God’s plan WILL come to pass. Another version of this verse says, “I know the plans I have for you…” He knows the plans, He knows the thoughts, He knows the beginning, and He knows the end. This should be a weight off of our shoulders, knowing that there is another more powerful than ourselves looking after the future. With God going “before me, behind me, always beside me,” as the song goes, we have nothing to fear of His plans.