“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
What we all long for is a future and a hope. We strive on our own strength to build a future, sometimes succeeding in getting ourselves to where we want to go, and sometimes hitting a roadblock. It almost never occurs to us to simply rest on the promise we find in the book of Jeremiah.
But it’s comforting to know that God’s thoughts of us are thoughts of peace and that God’s intention is to give us a future and a hope. I want to learn to rest on that, to place my faith in that, and to stop struggling to build my own future.
I will be spending a few days with my family this week in the mountains of north Georgia. I plan to spend some quiet time there thinking about my future and the hope that I so need. I know that God will meet me there. Thanks be to the God of promises fulfilled.