God Has Great Plans for You! | Jeremiah 29:11-13
“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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Whatever your circumstance, I can promise you this: God has not forgotten you and he will not forsake you. Even if it seems like you’re alone, you are not. Even when it seems like God has removed his blessings from you, he has not.
The powerful promise in today’s passage was written to exiles! King Nebuchadnezzar overthrew Jerusalem, ransacked the city and carried the survivors off to Babylon. Jeremiah wrote these words to people living away from their homeland and family, feeling helpless. The prophet reminded them that God had not forgotten them.
You may feel exiled from God today, carried off to your “Babylon” of illness, separation, discouragement, grief or rejection. Remember God will never leave you. His plans for you involve hope and a future! When you pray, he will listen. When you seek him, you will find him. When God is our Father, our best days are always ahead.
Father, thank you for this great promise! Remind us today that the plans for your children are always good. Thank you for sending your Son to give us a certain hope and an eternal future. Thank you for listening when we pray. Help us to seek you with all our heart. In Jesus’ name. Amen.