I have decided today with the help of my Lord to tackle me and my wife’s favorite verse and it’s also a lot of other people’s favorite verse.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 (ESV) For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
Now, everyone loves verse 11, including me and my wife. If our God has plans to prosper us and to give us a future and hope then you know the plans are going to be good. It may and probably isn’t material gain it may be doing Kingdom work and our reward will be in heaven with our Lord – which will be fine with me. And we know that our lives as Christians are full of hope for the future because we are going to spend eternity with our Lord Jesus.
When we call upon our Lord and pray to Him – He will hear us. We will seek Him and find Him, when we seek Him with our whole heart. He will be found by us and restore us. This book called the Bible is not fairy tales: it is the true Word of our God. II Timothy 3:16 tells us, “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
When we as Christians are having a down day, let us all get some favorite scriptures to remember. God has equipped each and every one of us to want to do something for Him. Let’s get about our Father’s work and stop worrying about the world. God has got everyone of our situations in His hand. Just be still and know that He is God.
by Jerry Dingler written on April 28, 2014