“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 29:11
My daughter is learning this bible verse in school this week. As we have studied this scripture I have really taken some time to pause and allow these words to soak into my being. They are extremely powerful words. When life seems to throw you a curve ball, God knows the plans. We may be floundering around like a fish out of water when trials come our way, but God knows the plans for each and every one of us. He has plans for us! Isn’t that exciting in and of itself? God created us with a plan and a purpose in mind. There are times when we may question exactly what purpose we serve on this earth. Maybe at some point it will be crystal clear exactly what that purpose is. At other times, we will not be so sure. At these times, as hard as it may be, please know that you would not be here, still breathing air, feeling your heart beat inside of your chest, given the gift of another day if you did not have a purpose in this world. Take comfort in the knowledge that He plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Rest in the assurance of God’s word that He plans to give you hope and a future. It will make all the difference in the world, in your outlook on life, if you will trust these words. It has for me.