"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 29:11When I read this scripture, I hear the voice of God. It's promise has carried me through the deepest valleys of my life. Our God has plans for us. It doesn't matter what has happened in the past or what we are in the of...His plan is one of hope and holds the future....
Often in my life I have felt that whatever muck I was stuck in was all that there was for me. The same issues, the same situations, the same for my future as was in my past...things would never get better. I often wondered, why!? Why was I always doomed to live this way, what had I done to be punished. When others around me were getting blessings and success.
It was then that I find myself looking at Jeremiah 29:11...a reminder that he is in charge, that his plans for to prosper me, not to hurt me, plans that promise a hope and a future. So I held on...clinging to that promise.
One day I was reading on and discovered a nugget of truth that I had conveniently missed before.