“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
“Most of the time, God doesn’t reveal what’s next—and we can’t begin to anticipate what the future holds. But most of us never learn to walk by faith until we walk in the dark. So, if it’s dark, keep walking and trusting. Every step you walk with Jesus will lead you to where He has planned for you to be.” Jennifer Rothschild
I have found the above to be true. Dark times have taught me a lot about trusting and leaning on the only One (Jesus) who has and will always carry me through. It’s all about trusting Him first, and then embracing whatever His plan for my life involves—then walking in faith toward it. As I apply Jeremiah 29:11 to my life, there is peace in knowing that my life is in His hands.
God is so good and I’m thankful that He is always with us. While others may fail us, He never will. His mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness!
Prayer: Thank You, Heavenly Father for always being there for us. There is no one like You and we humbly recognize Your power and majesty. You turn our dark moments into days of sunshine through Jesus who died for our sins. Please help us to look to You when we doubt, grieve, or feel discouraged. May we remember Your many promises to love and care for us, to direct us, and to strengthen us. We love You and can never thank You enough for the many blessings brought to us through Your grace and kindness. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.