STOP AND THINK – Logical thinking will discourage you; theological thinking will encourage you. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author)
Swindoll’s first statement seems illogical itself, doesn’t it? You would think that thinking logically would always be the smart thing to do. But his point is that people need to look at life, not just from the human perspective, but from God’s. A right understanding of God’s plan and purpose will enable you to think properly about life and living.
“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 (Jeremiah 29:11).