I Know the Plans – a song by Waterdeep

The Christian band Waterdeep wrote a song around the theme of one of my favorite verses of scripture.  Jeremiah 29:11 says – “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.”  This is good news for those who know Christ.  We attempt to make our plans.  We try to write our own story.  We see ourselves as ‘the good guy’.  Everyone else – they are the ‘bad guys.’  The lines of this script are all false.  Yet, I keep the lies flowing.  I pose as one who is devoted to Christ.  I pose as a righteous man.  But the words of this play are weighed in the balance and found wanting.  I am a blind paperback writer.  Jesus is so good to take the pen out of my hand.  He has plans for me.  He is writing the story.  Plans to love, plans for hope, plans for glory.

Follow along with the lyrics…

You talk of hating war But where’s your own peacetime?
You don’t love anymore – All my children
You linger in your mind everyone’s so unkind;
But you forget about the mines you laid on your land

I know the plans I have for you
I know the things that I want for you to do
I know the plans I have for you
and it hurts sometimes to see you blind

You read up on the lies and keep them in motion.
So clever the disguise of devotion
You tell Me there’s no time. But there you stand joking
But you forgot that I’m the one Who weighs the words you’ve spoken

I know the plans I have for you
I know the things that I want for you to do
I know the plans I have for you
And it hurts sometimes to see you cry

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