Lord, You are a faithful and forgiving God and worthy of all our praise. Thank you! Quiet our hearts and remove distractions so we can focus all our attention on you. Teach us your truths Lord. We Love you!
In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen!
New International Version (NIV)
11 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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord,”
These verses were written to the Israelites who, at that time, were in captivity in Babylon. Jeremiah wrote to them to encourage them to live their lives in Babylon in the best possible way. He assured them God had not forgotten them and He had a plan for their future. He was with them, would listen to their prayers and would find Him when they sought Him with their whole heart.
These verses are encouraging to me. They assure me that no matter where I am or why I am there God is with me and He has a plan for me. When I think of some of the things I have been asked to do I have been surprised. Why me? In one particular instance I wasn’t the first or even second choice for a job but when the others turned the job down I was asked. I am convinced I was God’s choice for the job. It was His plan for my life at that time.
That assures me that God does have a plan for my life. His plans are perfect and they never fail. I can trust Him with my life. I may not be where I want to be and I may not get asked to do what I think I want to do but if I seek God’s heart and follow His leading I will be given the job God has for me at that time. It will be the best for me. God will be with me and will give me the ability to do it. He has a purpose and a plan. However, I have to surrender my agenda and follow Jesus’ leading in my life. I need pour my heart out to Him and earnestly seek Him. He will fill me with peace, hope and a future that’s perfect for me. God has the power and ability to do more than I can ever imagine.
What plans has the Lord given you in your life? How does that encourage you?
Thank You, Lord, for giving us a hope and a future and for having a plan for us. Thank you for your salvation, for your love and for always being found by us when we seek you with our whole heart. We love You Lord,
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen