“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 29:11 (NIV)
Your life may not be working exactly how you’ve planned, but believing in me also requires trusting in me. I have plans for your life- good plans. I want you to experience hope for the future. But you have to trust me.
You were made for this time, for this day, for this moment. You were made to walk these streets, wander these paths, to live this life. Every small detail of your life was created like threads of a tapestry, when the parts all come together they reveal my plan. You might not see it now, but what I am weaving is beautiful.
Do you believe that? Do you trust that I know what I’m doing? That what I am creating will be good? Remember I know what the future holds for your life.
Stop holding on to the “what-ifs.” I have allowed things to happen for a reason. Trust in the assurance of my timing, even in the smallest details of your life. That red light may be a saving grace. That long line at the store may be a clue that you need to slow down. The promotion you were passed up for may not have been right for you. All these moments, small and large are part of the fullness of life.
Rest today in the thought that I want the best for you and hold to hope while you wait for the details to work themselves out.
3 for 3
1. Think about a time where something happened in your life that you thought was a coincidence, but later saw as part of a bigger picture or larger plan. Tell a friend about it.
2. Find some time today to spend 10 minutes talking with God. Tell him your plans and hopes and dreams for the future. Talk about your past disappointments and failures. Begin to develop a habit of communicating with God about all of your plans.
3. Write 1 Peter 5:7 on a piece of paper. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (NIV) Put that paper some place that you will see it often, like the bathroom mirror, or fridge door, then commit it to memory during the week.