A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


December 18, 2011

Scripture That Speaks To Me


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.' "


"Jeremiah Lamenting The Destruction of Jerusalem"
By Rembrandt


     This verse brings me such comfort.  In context, Jeremiah is speaking to the Israelites and telling them that the "plan" is that they are about to go into captivity for 70 years, but God will not abandon them.  Jeremiah is calling out the false prophets who are proclaiming that everything is OK, and telling the Israelites they will not be taken to Babylon.  Through Jeremiah, God tells them "don't believe the lies."  Jeremiah reassures them that when the captivity is over, He will return them and bring them back to Jerusalem.  They will seek Him with all their hearts and He will be found by them.
     In the middle of sleepless nights, I hear my Lord and Savior encouraging me; telling me that whatever is going to happen in the coming difficulties; He has a plan.  He is in control of my circumstances, and if I seek Him with all my heart, He will listen and I will find Him.  My future abides in Him. 

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