“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.”
The prophet Jeremiah was often called the “weeping” prophet. God’s people had gone through some terrible times, and most were now in exile, in Babylon, when this was written.
Everything had been shattered. When I thought about this, I thought of how this can apply to us today. Sometimes we are broken, and we need to hear encouragement from heaven.
And in our most broken moments, it seems as if it is all over, nothing good will happen again. But…..look what God does here.
This is not some TED talk, this is the Creator, the Lord God Almighty, saying He has plans for us…..and good things are in store! Hallelujah!!
He gives us hope!! And thankfully we do have a future! We can trust in Him, even in our worst times.
Lord God, our Heavenly Father, thank you for your plans for us! Help us to trust in you, even in the most difficult times. And as we let go of our fears, fill us Lord God with an incredible and amazing……sense of hope. Amen!!
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quote from the NIV Bible