Jeremiah 29:11 – Verse of the Day 7/24/14

Jeremiah 29:11 Verse of the Day

Can you think of a time when it was very hard to believe that God’s plan for you was good? For some of us, this happens when we or our loved ones are suffering. For others, it happens when God’s commands seem too hard to follow.

These words were part of a letter that Jeremiah wrote to the people of Judah in exile. Imagine how it would feel to be exiled from your home and living in a foreign place under the rule of a ruthless foreign power! The letter encourages the people to accept God’s judgment and the exile as a consequence of their sin, and through their acceptance to prepare themselves to be restored to the Promised Land. God’s plan for Israel was good and trustworthy, and so Jeremiah encouraged them to find their hope in God’s will rather than in their own plans.

God’s ultimate plan to restore Israel was fulfilled in Jesus. The people’s longing for an earthly land will ultimately be realized in the provision of an eternal salvation (Hebrews 11). Spend some time in prayer thanking God for His good plan of salvation, and ask Him to help you trust as you wait for your future hope. Only God provides a future worth living for, so ask Him to help you trust Him.

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Alvin Rocillo
Alvin Rocillo

Doubting causes you strife Carolyn Brown. You need to know that God is sovereign in EVERYTHING It prospers you not thinking in terms of.prospering. AS THE WORLD(¥ike$) PRO$Per$ Trust...Jesus..for good and bad things. Jesus=THE WAY!!! Amen

Carolyn Brown
Carolyn Brown

So where is this plan? All I have had so far is the opposite.

Deborah Boyd Ferguson
Deborah Boyd Ferguson

Amen, and Dear Lord, we gather here together tonight to say a prayer for our Dear Sister in the Lord, Ms. Carole's kid's Grandmother! :D

Rena Ball
Rena Ball

I watching the Reds game tonight, and they had a boy from Make A Wish in the broadcasters' booth with them, after he had spent the day with the team and more. The boy gave the broadcasters, Thom Brennaman and Chris Welsh, bracelets for him, and Brennaman asked him what it said. The boy replied, "Jeremiah 29:11" and then Brennaman asked him what the verse said, and the boy quoted the verse from memory. It was so great! Praying for the kid, just like Brennaman said he would be too.