“I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you to this place. For I know the plans I have for you”–this is the Lord’s declaration–“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. You will call to Me and come and pray to Me and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you.” Jeremiah 29:10b-14a, HCSB
Is hope a vague feeling or a conviction? Where does it come from? Why does its promise seem to stay far off? What is this future and hope that the Lord has planned for me?
Everything in my life, the moments of gladness and satisfaction and the moments of discouragement and defeat, all of these have a purpose… Do you ever hit pause and wonder? Does it always make sense?
We know Jeremiah 29:11 pretty well, don’t we? Use it for inspiration. Comfort. Dare I say that it has almost become cliché?
But what about verse twelve? “You will call to me and come…”
What is God’s plan for my life–the hope and future He has thought out?
“Seek me,” He answers. “Call to me. Find me. I will be found.”
Every moment He ordains is singular in purpose…that I would be driven to Him.
Hope? It’s not a feeling. Hope is a life in His arms.