The Expected End

“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

This is another anchor verse, one that I’m constantly reciting to myself. I can’t be reminded enough that God, Himself, is thinking of me, knowing everything I’m going through.  To me, the most important part of this verse is the phrase “an expected end”.   An expected end means finality.  Whatever activity that’s going on will cease. You know what else comes with the ending of something?  Results!  No matter what it is, when something stops, there are results! I am greatly encouraged by that, to know that when “it” is over, I can look around and see the results of the situation!

The NIV translation gives me a little extra encouragement: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29: 11