DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION – SAK. EST.
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
THEME: I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU
WORDS OF HOPE:
Many of us know and quote this verse. It’s a powerful one. And while it is powerful on its own, recognizing the context in which it was spoken makes it even more powerful. It was God’s message to the people of Judah; a people who had recently been carried into captivity in Babylon (as a result of their unfaithfulness to God); a people who were going to undergo some 70 years of captivity with its attendant difficulties and discomforts. Yet God’s message to them was a message of hope. Often when we face difficulties, afflictions, trials, and whatnots (whatever the cause may be), we feel we have been abandoned by God. We feel He is either unaware of our situation or He simply does not care. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. God knows, God cares; and He is not sitting aloof. He’s already planned your escape. He’s already planned your deliverance. He’s already planned your triumph and your victory. So don’t despair in the midst of your trial. Trust Him, hold on to Him. He will bring you out. He will give you hope and a future. He will bring you unto an expected end.
· Pray that the Lord will help you realize that He is with you in the midst of your difficulties.
· Pray that the knowledge and experience of God’s presence will help you stand in times of afflictions.
· Pray that God’s plans and intention for your life will come to pass.
Lord, help me realize that you are with me in the furnace of my affliction. Help me trust and hold on to you till You bring me to an expected end. Amen 🙏🏽