Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.’

Psalm 139 says that God’s thoughts toward you are “more than the grains of sand.”    “Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.”“I couldn’t even begin to count them – any more than I could count the sand of the sea.”

God thinks  about you…..all the time.  In the midst of all He is doing; He is a living God after all, of all the things God maintains and keeps in order, He  keeps you in the palm of His hand.  He knows the number of hairs on your head.  

I like a song that Pastor Kevin sings called, ‘Your all I need’  One of the verses says, “He sees you when your sleeping, He knows when your awake”    What an incredible thought!

I for one am thankful He keeps me in His thoughts because without Him, who would I have to direct my steps?

But as I just pondered on this verse, that His thoughts towards me never change, they are in constant motion leading me in the way I should go.  And if I go that way, I am assured by Him that the way will be in peace, for good, and not for evil.  I can’t begin to tell you how many thoughts I’ve had just since I began writing this entry today.  I can’t remember them all, and yet can I say that the most of those thought were centered on Him?

Imagine counting the grains of sand on every ocean, sea, lake and river!


If God’s thoughts for me are more than the grains,  that is a lot of thoughts!

How many are those thoughts?

Let’s think of this number in terms of time.

If the average lifespan is 75 years this equals 27,375 days. We know there are way more grains of sand than this.

It’s safe to say that God thinks about you at least every day.

If we keep doing the math we find out that a normal person lives 657,000 hours. Obviously, there are many more grains of sand than this. God must think about you at least once an hour.

That said, this breaks down to 39,420,000 minutes. I think it’s safe to say that there are more grains of sand than this.

God must think about you at least once a minute.

When all is said and done, the math tells us that the average life is 2,365,200,000 seconds long. Are there more grains of sand than this?  I think it’s safe to say that there are more grains of sand than this.

Bottom line? There will never be a day, an hour, a second that you are not on God’s mind!

Five days to go before I begin my chemotherapy sessions.  I have to admit, my thoughts are trying not to think about them.

Can you imagine if I had to rely upon myself to get  through this?   But God’s thoughts for me are already covered.   He has already  calculated all my needs, fears, anxieties regarding all this to come.

God say’s here that His thoughts for me through this are peaceable, and for good, not for evil.   As far as I’m concerned, He has it all covered.

I think I will walk with Him in this, and just take Him at His Word.  2,365,200,000 seconds, (Give or take 20 years) His thoughts towards  me are so vast that I can be assured, He is in this with Patty, and with me.

Schedule for your Prayers

Sat. Feb. 16-  They will be taking blood at Labcore.

Tues- Feb. 18-  The classes to brief us on what to expect.

Wed. Feb. 19-  Beginning IV drip (2 hours)  Begin Taking pills twice a day.

Please pray as God leads you, and that He would take authority over anything the meds might want to do to bring on any side effects.

The Lord bless you and keep you and your family today.

Remember, “Little children, love one another!”


7 thoughts

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing Marty! I’ve had a ruff morning and the Lord comforted and encouraged my heart with your words! I am defintiely keeping you and Patty in prayer! Hang in there brother knowing that “to everything there is a season..” and that one day this too shall pass!!! ❤ miss you! I hope you have a very blessed day! – Amanda

    1. Thank you for the kind ‘thoughts’ and encouragement! Praying for the front office staff. Look in to Patty and pour out a blessing!
      “Little children, love one another”

  2. Hi Marty
    I have been reading what you wrote…
    My walk with The Lord has always been a bad one… I have tarnish my walk and always use to say I am damage goods.. Well for 3 days I been reading and praying…. I been crying a lot. I am truly bless to have a son like Anthony… Your story and thoughts have been touching my life…
    Thank you
    I will pray for you and patty

    1. Hi Gloria, what a wonderful thing it is when we find all we need in Jesus! He really is the difference maker isn’t He?
      Patty and I are thrilled that this blog for the glory of the Lord is impacting your walk with Him. Remember, all He requires is humble and contrite heart; all the missed opportunities of the past are unimportant to Him. What is important to Him is that you know the difference between living a life filled with forgiveness in Jesus and a life of unfulfilled destiny in Him. We’ll be praying for you! If you ever need prayer, the blog site has an icon just under the picture, press it, and it will take you into a Prayer Request Form, where many will be praying with you!

      Thanks again,

  3. Marty,

    After reading your blog, I can hear The Lord say “go in peace thy faith has made thee whole”. I’m praying for Patty and you.

    1. Hi Gwen,
      Thank you for the Word of prophesy the Lord sent through you, may He bless and keep you and your family.
      How’s Al doing? I haven’t seen him in a while; let him know I’m praying for him. Also, fyi, on the blog under the picture there is a bar with a widget that says if you need prayer press the icon and submit your requests. Patty and I and many other ‘followers’ on the site will lift you up in prayer.

      Thanks again,
      “Little children, love one another”
      Marty and Patty

      1. Al is doing well, thank you for asking. He is back and forth in Ministry in Hawaii. I will let him know you are praying for us. I will definitely use the icon and submit some prayer requests. Always need prayer! God bless and we love you both.

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