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
Jeremiah is writing to the captives in Babylon, the words he had received from the Lord. “I know”, God says. Isn’t that a huge comfort? I see that you are captives now, I see your pain and anguish. However, “I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.” (Jeremiah 29:14)
He knows what is about to happen in the future, He knows your uncertainties. He knows.
We, on the other hand, tend to be in one of these two modes. We are either super confident about our future and turn on a self-help mode. Or we panic and become restless and switch to despair mode. If only we knew, He knew!