“For I know the plans I have for you…” (Jeremiah 29:11)
May people can quote it, but how many people really trust it. I mean believers here…Bible reading, church attending, ministry serving believers. Often times when faced with “hallway” scenarios we start to stumble. Faith really is a muscle. When you don’t work it, it atrophies. Let’s look at it this way, when we get comfortable in a certain place and start eating the fat of the land…there are consequences. Is your faith obese? Have you started taking God for granted? Or is it weak? Have you forgotten who GOD is? Have you lost sight of the character of God, of what He’s done already?
I know I just lost ten followers with the truth. Sometimes we have to admit and confess our short comings. The key is to TURN FROM THEM. Do not wallow around with heavy faith that is comfortable and cushioned by the past. Mercy is new every morning, and there in an unlimited supply of grace, but even Jesus said there would be no miracles where there was a lack of faith (Matthew 13:58).
Here’s the simplest part of the whole ordeal. IF we KNOW that the Lord has plans to prosper us. We also KNOW that all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Our schedules, calendars, next steps, careers, families, health, finances, and whatever else you want to entered concerning you and those whom you love, are COVERED.
Let that bring you peace when the world is crumbling around you. God is a MASTER at creation. That includes remodeling and clearing out the rubble. Amen?
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. – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)