“For I know the plans I have for you…..plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Sometimes it can seem that things are just not working out. Our expectations don’t match the reality of life. It can even feel like that God does not care, that God is not interested in our struggles, our circumstances.
God understands the depths of our souls; he knew exactly the thoughts and feelings of Israel as they faced captivity and exile, so he used the prophet Jeremiah to reaffirm his love, mercy and compassion to his children.
God’s word is the reassurance of his commitment to them. His word is an anchor of hope to their souls and that their future is one of prosperity not one of despair.
The future day they were encouraged to look towards is the day of Christ. For it was in Jesus Christ that the plans and purposes of God were fulfilled.
Everything we need has been provided for us in the finished work of Christ. Our hearts have been filled with the hope of eternity and the assurance of a future secure in our Father’s arms.
God in Christ, is working out our destiny and has worked out our glorification, the power of the Holy Spirit alive in our hearts is our assurance of his everlasting embrace.
We can now live assured that He will never leave us, never forsake us and will work in us to transform us from one degree of glory to another.