HOLD ON TO HOPE
There are many struggles in life. No one over the age of about 11, can deny this. The media is filled with bad news on a daily basis. And surely we as people are busier now than any other time in history.
With all of this going on, it can be very easy to get discouraged. It really isn’t abnormal to feel lost. So I offer you some encouragement today.
Did you know that God thinks about you?
Did you know that he has a divine plan for your life?
Consider this scripture from the word of God.
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)
GOD IS SURE ABOUT HIS PLAN FOR YOU
There is so much in this one passage.
First of all he starts by saying “I Know”… This tells us that God is sure. He is certain and not wavering when it comes to our lives. The Lord “knows” what he wants for us. He know what He has planned for us.
HIS PLAN IS FULL OF LOVE AND HOPE
Then he tells us that his plan for our lives is positive. I love how the word says “Plans for peace and well-being”. Not only does God have a plan and is thinking about us, but the overall plan is for us to have peace and to be in good health and have a good mindset. He then tells us that for sure he is not against us by saying “not for disaster”.
Now, he could have left this out and the passage would still be very powerful. But, I like how he takes the time to tell us the plan for our lives and his thoughts towards us are positive. And he tells us he is not out to get us, as many people fear.
YOU HAVE A FUTURE IN GOD
He finishes by saying “to give you a future and a hope”. Wow, that is very powerful! God isn’t just thinking about our life in this moment or what is going on today. He is also concerned for our tomorrows. Our futures. Not only God’s desire, but his specific plan, for our future is positive and rich in his leading.
I also like how the passage ends with “…and a hope”. God wants us to know that his thoughts and intentions are good for us. He wants us to know this and be hopeful in our hearts and minds.
ASK JESUS TO SHOW YOU
I challenge you today to grasp a hold of this truth. To seek God for his leading and trust him. Take the Lord by the hand and walk into your glorious future.
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