“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11; AMP)
Child of God, you need to pray and meditate upon each word. You need to learn how to encourage yourself by God’s Word. Don’t wait for anybody to encourage you. Men may disappoint you. They too have needs. Learn to strengthen yourself by the power of the Holy Spirit!
This is a fact: God alone knows your future. He not only knows it, but He has prepared it for you in advance. You are the owner of a prepared hope! That is why, no matter the present trials of life, your God given future is sure because the faithful God has ‘planned it’. This ‘expected end’ means eternal life and assurance of going to heaven. It also includes a life of ‘Shalom’ -peace to the last breath on earth, and walking in divine health and favor with God and man.
God also promised that ‘your God given strength shall equal your days’ (Deut 33:25). If you trust in God alone, you will never be disappointed. You will never regret knowing and serving the Lord Jesus Christ. His plans for you are the best ‘insurance policy’ ever! Faith in God is a powerful chemistry. You should build your faith. It is a most wonderful work you can do on earth. It has extraordinary benefits! So, be thankful for your past, grateful for your present moment, and start praising God in advance for the prepared joyful hope! His Word never fails! Halleluiah!
Love in Christ alone,
Thank you, Malia, for your wisdom here! I needed to hear this! He said he would be our counselor. You are a living example of leaning on the Holy Spirit. I’ve watched you lean on him since you lost your dear husband. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. I know it’s the Holy Spirit speaking through you.
I pray for you, Mary, that you have the courage to rise from the pain, to prayer, and unto praise! God is the greatest ‘Professional’ in building the strength to win. Let go of any inferiority complexes that draw you back. Be re-filled with the Holy Spirit!
Thank you for your prayers!