No one has a perfect life.
You have had disappointments and failure. Maybe even betrayal and tragedy in your life.
Sometimes there has been enough stuff to make moving forward feel pointless.
I know what that feels like. I have been there.
Just don’t stay there. That would be an even bigger tragedy and betrayal.
You would be betraying yourself.
Don’t do it.
And don’t let anyone tell you it is nothing. Acknowledge the disappointments, failures, betrayals.
They happen but they don’t have to identify us. Own up to them so that they won’t own you.
For me, hope is the best way to to move forward. And we do want to move forward, to put it all as far behind as we can.
What is my source of hope. It is a Bible verse.
“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
God spoke this to His people who were in exile in Babylon.
I think they felt as if life was over. They must have felt hopeless and wondered why even try to move forward.
But the God who knew the future, told them to them to settle down and build lives for themselves. They were to marry and have children. They were to seek the peace of the city where they were now living.
They, like you and me, can only see the past and present. Only God can see the future; but as you trust Him you can know that He has plans for you that are good and full of hope.
Believe, work towards your purpose that He has given you. Enjoy family and seek the betterment of the community you live in.
Focus on the One Who has the future – knows the future.
Father God, You know the future as You know the past. I am trusting You with plans for my life. I am glad to have plans and a purpose for my life. Your way is good. You desire for Your people to proper and be happy where You have placed them. I yield to Your plan, Your future for me. In Jesus Name, Amen
God has a plan for me. God wants me to build my life and seek the good of those around me. I have a hope and a future. I am excited to see what that is and will do what I am called to do today and tomorrow.
Remember that your prayer is directed to God to build your faith; your affirmation is directed to your brain to bring your thoughts and actions into agreement with God.
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