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 NIV

Often, we hear people say “keep the faith”, in the midst of trials and change. In times of trouble, that’s good advice! God is working hard to give us HOPE for the future, even when we can't understand how He will choose to bless our lives.

When everything we’ve known has changed, it’s hard to find purpose for our days. But God knows how to guide us. He has a plan to help us stay on course. He sets the stage for good to come and helps us handle bumps in the road. He prepares us to journey with Jesus, as we head in a new direction.

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 NIV reminds us God has a purpose for each one of us.

As we continue to do our best with the challenges we face, God wants us to remember we’re not alone. He is our constant source of strength, our loving Provider of hope and a GIVER of mercy and grace.

Doubt will never allow us to BELIEVE good will come. We must remain faithful and pray. God already knows where we will arrive. In the meantime, He will hear our prayers and provide peace in His presence. He will bless us by the power of His love.

God will fill us with calm, even when we need to be reminded of His power to save. We can BELIEVE in His promise to guide us to a better place. All is not lost! Because of God’s great love for us, our FAITH will see us through.

Dear God, thank you for the power of Your love. It brings strength in the layoffs of our lives. Help us focus on the love of Your faithfulness as we bravely journey with Jesus and wait for obstacles to be removed. We will find peace in Your presence and BELIEVE there WILL be better days will come. And we will keep the faith, Lord! We know You will give back better than what we have lost, as we continue to TRUST in You. Thank you, Lord! Thank you! Amen


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