Jeremiah 29:11-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. (NIV)
I have always drawn to those who are living out a genuine faith in Christ and curious of how they pray and study the Word. We are all attracted to people that are living differently to a certain extent. In college one of my teammates who’s football locker was beside mine, always lived out his faith and it was evident to see. One day early on in our friendship I asked him what his favorite Bible verse was and he said Jeremiah 29:11 and he quoted it to me. Ever since that day I have carried Jeremiah 29:11 along in my heart as a reminder of how much God cares for me. God’s will is perfect, and He desires to see us prosper and have hope in a bright future. Our desires and dreams may not always match up with God’s will, but it’s important to remember that His will for our lives is much better than any plan we could think up or imagine ourselves. His will may not always be what we want, but it’s always what we need and what it produces is far greater than our plans. See when I said I carry Jeremiah 29:11 around in my heart. Every single day I have to surrender to the Lord and trust that He knows the plans that He has for me. Plans that will help me prosper, give me hope, and a bright future. Do you believe in Jeremiah 29:11? God has a great plan for your life. Do you trust in that plan every single day?