For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 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 29:10–11, NKJV)
God told the people in captivity that he would visit them and perform his good word toward them, giving them both a future and hope. Even though this passage was written to the people of that time in captivity, the principles still apply today.
Every time we experience the fulfillment of a promise God makes to us, we are experiencing his visitation and the performance of his good Word toward us.
We need to have an expectation for the working of God in our lives. We need to realize, “Things that no eye has seen, or ear heard, or mind imagined, are the things God has prepared for those who love him. God has revealed these to us by the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2:9–10).
Failing to realize this truth limits God’s work in our lives. We must expect to see God working in ways that far exceed anything we can imagine.
It seems wise to apply this verse to our life daily: “Butas for me, I would seekGod, and to GodI would set forth my case.He does great and unsearchablethings, marvelous things without number” (Job 5:8–9).
Today, ask yourself: In what ways am I anticipating that God is going to do great things in my life? In what ways am I limiting God working in my life because my view of him is too small?