Jeremiah 29:11, Hebrews 13:21, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 8:37,
2 Timothy 3:16-17, Deuteronomy 7:9, Proverbs 30:5
One of the most quoted verses in times of change is Jeremiah 29:11, “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 hope and a future.” What a beautiful and reassuring promise that is! But that is just part of the picture.
Not only does God know and plan our future for us,
He equips us with strength and victory in what He plans for us to do.
Hebrews 13:21 says, “Now may the God of Peace… equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working is us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ.” The indwelling of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16) that we now have because of the work of Jesus equips us daily to not only get through the day’s journey that God has prepared, but to CONQUER it (Romans 8:37)!
So where do we find this equipment? 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tell us. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” The Word of God is our equipment closet. It is where we go to seek teaching, reproof, correction, and training to face the day’s challenges.
But, do we have the faith to approach each day, each relationship, and each situation truly believing that we are equipped to do His will?
Do we have the faith to trust that by His grace, mercy, and love we are strengthened to rise victorious above all adversaries?
God is a God who is good to His promises. Deuteronomy 7:9 says, “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Then Proverbs 30:5 contributes with, “Every word of God proves true,” Therefore, knowing God is good to His promises and knowing that His Word is truth we can also know that we are indeed equipped to face our life’s journey!
Where are you finding your equipment that you take into battle with you each day?