Bethany's BlogWords of Encouragement

Your thoughts--how rare, how beautiful! God, I'll never comprehend them! I couldn't even begin to count them--any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in  the morning and live always with you!

Psalms 139:17-18

Did you know that there are over a quintillion grains of sand? It looks like this: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000; that's a lot of zero's!

If each person on earth had a giant bucket for the amount of sand that represented God's good thoughts towards them, they would have over a billion grains of sand in their bucket. Yes, over a billion! 

When I think of this, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love for my loving Father. Truely, it's hard to grasp that He has over a billion thoughts for each of us, and the thoughts He has are all good thoughts, amazing, loving, kind thoughts. God is always on the watch for each of us, always speaking life over us, always loving us.

When I think of having over a billion good thoughts towards someone, it feels impossible. And, trusting that God's thoughts are all good, it is a tough one to comprehend. 

I have often prayed that God would open my ears to His thoughts towards me, and then enable me to voice those loving thoughts towards others. When I believe and trust that His thoughts are true, and that He is the One that teaches me to see others as He does. It is a beautiful process.

What are the thoughts He has towards you? Do you see that they are endlessly good? They are thoughts that give you life, hope, courage, boldness, and strength. They bring peace and love. His thoughts draw you towards Him, and your bucket overflows!

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