Plan For Peace And Experience Joy
Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace! – Proverbs 12:20 NLT
Anyone can wish for more peace in their lives, but peace requires more than just a desire. To taste the delightful sweetness of peace in your day will require some intentionality on your part. Many are the obstacles and challenges awaiting you, and the evil one plans diligently to bring you down. Your destruction is his desire, and you will have to devise a strategy to obtain and maintain your peace.
It is a great relief to know that God has a plan for us. He is not leaving it all to randomness:
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. – Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
Jesus said that He came to bring us abundant life. That was Jesus’ plan for us, but He introduced His plan with a warning: Our enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy (see John 10:10). Wow! A good plan and an evil enemy? What are we to do then?