Obviously, when we talk about the future, we know it is something that has not happened yet or something that is yet to come to pass. One of the greatest tragedies in life is to judge the future by the present. But here again, the enemy has found a loophole in keeping God’s children in a state of flux about the future, simply because the present is somewhat chaotic.
God wants to give you answers and connect with you in a way, so personally, that you know beyond all doubt that he cares about you and everything you are facing in your life. And most importantly, He is in the midst of the trial, pain, hurt, and loss.
God spoke these words to the prophet Jeremiah, “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the LORD, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace not for evil, to give you hope in your outcome.” (Jeremiah 29:11 AMP).
God’s word of hope, peace and welfare, spoken to Jeremiah for the children of Israel, are so powerful. The children of Israel were living in a time of great despair and hopelessness but God was telling them that though their present situation wasn’t the best, his plans for their future were very good. We see the love and mercy of a great God, offering hope by giving them the promise to hold on to, through it all. God understood that they could be tempted to give up and give in, and with that knowledge, He gave them a promise.
I want to encourage you, here, it does not matter how bad the situation is or how far gone it is, if you hold onto the promises of God, you are guaranteed a bright and even better future. The powerful principle God was teaching the children of Israel was that they should not judge their hopes for the future on the present restrictions and obstacles. Speak the promise to yourself daily; remind yourself that this is not final because God has a good plan for your future!
Prayer of Creative Words
Father, today I decree and declare that the present situations and circumstances I am facing will not determine my future to be a discouraging end. I decree and declare that in this present pain lies purpose for my future because my hope is based on a promise from You.
Words.They Become You Devotional~Lisa Singh