This verse describes the condition of all who enter into Kingdom living, but all too often many families have settled for less than God has provided. Instead of Righteousness, Peace and Joy there is weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth, turmoil, conflict, confusion, discontent, unhappiness and hurt.
Each family need to have a revelation of God’s promises and provision realizing that we are always on the mind of our Heavenly Father. According to Jeremiah 29 and verse God think about us and He has a plan for us:
“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for”. TEV
“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”. (NIV)
“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome”. AMP
When we look at Jesus’ teaching on the Kingdom, there have been those determined to possess its prize: