Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Let’s say you were SENT to a new grocery store to buy dinner. How would you know exactly what to buy? How to get there? How to get back? Or how to pay for it? To know all these answers, you would have to ASK the person who sent you, and you would need to LISTEN for the answers. It’s the same when God sends you anywhere. You have to pray about where, when, what, who, and how He wants you to serve. You also need to listen. It may be hard to trust God when going somewhere new or meeting someone for the first time and sharing the Gospel with them. But no matter what, it is important to remember that God has a specific plan for you.
We should celebrate. Because of God’s plan, we don’t need to worry about what’s going to happen or if we don’t have all the answers. Let’s take for example, a trust fall. A trust fall is when one person falls blindly backwards, trusting that the person behind them will safely catch them. A trust fall may be a little scary, but if you have confidence in the person catching you, it will be fine. So whenever we are nervous or worried about something, we just need to trust that God has our back. God hasn’t failed us in the past and He won’t now. And because He has caught us in the past, we can rest assured He will catch us in the future, even if it feels uncomfortable. This is exactly what Jeremiah is stating in the verse above. Our future doesn’t have to be scary because God has proven himself trustworthy to us before.
Thank you, Lord, for having a plan for us! And no matter what troubles we’re going through, we can trust that there is a bigger plan and you have everything under control. I pray that all those who are scared or uncertain about something, that you bring them comfort and peace. Thank you for always being here for us when we need you.
Written by: Sammy Armstrong