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.
When I think about the Lord knowing the plans He has for me, I want so much to say “tell me, tell me!” But God doesn’t work that way. Things need to fall into place perfectly, the plans unfolding like a beautiful butterfly from its cocoon. The plans He has for me intersect with the plans He has for others, and in His divine plan, He orchestrates our lives like an amazing symphony. Oh, what an awesome Conductor He is.
The part of this verse that I love so much is when He says HE has plans to give us hope. I thrive on hope, but then, I think we all do. There is something amazing about looking forward towards the future with hope in your heart. Otherwise, depression can set in and we take our eyes off the Lord. I much prefer knowing He is writing His symphony with me in mind. With all of us in mind.
If you had to choose one hope for your future, what would it be? Would it glorify God? Is it something that He could use in your life or in the lives of others? If so, share it with Him and ask Him to take it and use your hope in your life, according to His will. God’s creativity is amazing and He will surprise you with either the fulfillment of your hopes and dreams or change your mind about them. The closer we walk with Him, the more we take on a life that reflects Him.
Lord, whatever You plan for me, whatever You want to do in my life, I am ready to serve You and ready for the next part of the plan to begin. And Lord, thank you for hope. I really love it. Amen
Trusting in the Lord,