“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

We often hear people say “keep the faith”, when we’re facing circumstances that are difficult. In times of trouble, sometimes we forget God IS with us. We worry about what’s to come and allow ourselves to doubt. But, the human side of weakness brings us closer to the Jesus. And, as we’re held in His arms of HOPE, strength is made stronger than before.

We learn a lot about ourselves, when Jesus asks us to COPE with 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 are reminded God knows the plans He has for our days. 

God draws us closer than before. He reveals Himself in ways we never could have imagined and allows us to be humbled by His love. We will not 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. 

God will give us the wisdom we need. In moments of surrender, we will recognize how it feels to be cradled in His care. He will prepare us to move ahead, but not until faith has had a chance to flourish and 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. The One who has carried us from birth will continue to carry us ALL the days of our lives. He will guide and provide. We must patiently wait and follow Jesus. He will nourish our faith and help us remember we’re not alone. We must be still, seek Him with all of our hearts and “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” 

Dear God, Thank you for the power of Your 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 our future. Amen


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