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 (NIV)
This is a very meaningful scripture for me as it came to me multiple times during a time of trial for me several years ago. A college friend quoted it to me when I was explaining the struggle I was having. Days later, hospice sent a comforting letter after my mother had passed away and this scripture was the heart of the letter. Then I was showing houses to a client (not someone that I knew very well) and she quoted this to me……
To me, this is when God is speaking to me – hearing the same message in different formats, from different people. What I began to hear at this time was that God was with me, God would help me through the struggle and that there was hope. I am grateful to all the people who were the mouth of God. I am blessed to be beyond the struggle and I am overwhelmed with the awesome mighty God who is there with me.
Dear Lord thank you for the plans that you have for me. May I rejoice and celebrate with you. As a New Year approaches, may we all look forward with hope and joy and gratitude. Amen