...and the place in which we find ourselves, it's good to recall this verse and rest in the power and strength of it:
"For I know the plans I have for you...plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11
It's hard to imagine when the weight of the world seems to be upon your shoulders. When the plans you have made for your life seem to be crumbling beneath your feet. When the meager savings you've put aside is dwindling with the rise of goods and necessities. When your health is deteriorating moment by moment. When the government you've trusted is no longer trustworthy. It's hard to grasp that hope is ours. But reading this promise in Jeremiah, brings forth sweet peace in the schemes of life.
God cares about us. He knows that the world is beating us down. He knows that the powers of darkness beyond the realms of our eyesight are at work in our lives. He knows. But He has other plans. He has plans which we are unaware of. And while the whole world seems to be blowing up in our faces for one thing or another, God is still able, God is still working out things for His glory. He has no intention of harming us. Whatever comes our way is in His hands. We can trust Him, though we cannot trust government, judicial bodies and laws of the land. We can trust God.
Though friends, or family, or strangers may fail us, we can trust God-- in every way, in every thing, in every day. ~selahV