Today’s post will be brief – I am under the weather, and don’t have a whole lot of energy. However, I am committed to practicing daily gratitude regardless of my circumstances – in sickness and in health 😉 – so here we go!
Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible:
I’m continuing my weekly “life verse” series by focusing on this particular Scripture today. What I love about this verse is that the Lord uses the word “plans” no fewer than three times. What that tells me is that He not only has plans for my life and is thinking about me, but that these plans are good, and are meant to give me hope.
I don’t know what you’re going through right now, but remembering that God has special plans for me – and that they are custom-designed for my good – gives me a reason to feel optimistic for the future. I am so thankful that it’s not all up to me to have my life figured out! No matter how things may look to me now, I can trust that God is always up to something, and that His plans will always work for my benefit in the long run.
Here is my prayer for today: Dear God, I am so thankful that You have custom-designed Your plans for my life, and that nothing (and no one) catches You by surprise. When life throws unexpected challenges my way, help me to reframe my view of the situation, and instead wait to see what good thing You will eventually bring to pass. Remind me to view You and my personal circumstances through the lens of hopeful expectation and trust – and possibly even a little excitement thrown in there for good measure. 🙂 In Your name I pray, Amen.