Jeremiah 29:11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Even when everything seems dim and things are just not going your way, you need to stop and remember that God has plan for your life. God’s plans are not always our plans, but in the end His plans are always better than ours. For He knows what is best for us. Which means sometimes we have to need to suffer and go through hard times, but it is part of His sovereign plan and we will be better off because of it in the long run.
God had tried many times to get the attention of the people of Judah. Their brothers of Israel already had gone into captivity, but Judah still went down the wrong path. For their good, they also need to go into captivity. But God told them, He would rescue them in 70 years and He did. Seventy years after the captivity began, Babylon was overthrown by the Medes and the Persians and the Jews were able to return to the land and start rebuilding.
God promised to restore hope to them and He did. God promises to restore hope to us and He will. God has great plans for our lives, we must remain faithful and trust Him to see us through. He is faithful!
Dear God, I thank you that You are faithful, even when I am not. Help me to trust in You with my whole heart. When I get down, help me to remember that You have great plans for me and that I need to remain faithful to You and trust in You. You are so amazing. Thank you for loving me so much to have a plan for my life! Amen.