“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

Often we hear, “keep the faith” when we're faced with difficult circumstances. In times of trouble, we need to be reminded God IS with us. We worry about what’s to come and feel the burden of doubt. The human side of weakness humbles our hearts for Jesus. And, as we are held in His arms of HOPE, the power of strength makes us strong. 

There’s a lot to learn, while Jesus helps us COPE in HOPE. The Bible says, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6 brings HOPE to those who remember God has a plan for our days. 

God takes the burdens of our hearts and draws us close. He reveals Himself in ways we never could have imagined and allows us to experience how it feels to be loved. We won’t be crushed by the burdens we bear, because God carries them for us. He has carried us from birth and He will carry us ALL the days of our lives. 

The Bible says if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, God will hear our prayers and answer in His will. This is the promise of HOPE that keeps us going. God will speak and give us wisdom. In moments of surrender, we will recognize how it feels to be cradled in care. He will prepare us to move ahead, but not until faith is allowed to grow. 

God will map out our days and lay a trail for us to follow. He knows the longing of our hearts and knows our EVERY need. He created us for His great purpose. He will provide. We must patiently wait and follow Christ. He will nourish our faith and help us remember we're not alone. We must “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” 

Dear God, Thank you for the power of love. Thank you for Jesus. We will faithfully follow all the days of our lives and seek You with all of our hearts. Fill us with HOPE as we’re held in Your arms of strength and allow us to experience how it feels to be cradled in care. Thank you for the plans You have for the future. We WILL TRUST in You. Amen


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