"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." NIV
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." KJV
For all of us, there are times when we feel God has abandoned us, when we cannot see how our circumstances are going to be resolved. We begin to lose hope that anything good will come to us in this life. Take heart! God has not abandoned us nor has He failed to keep us in His loving arms. Whatever we are going through right now is a part of the great plan God has to bring us total peace and to bring Him glory. Wait on Him and see the great things He will do.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for losing heart and giving up hope that we will ever know joy and peace in this world. Help us to open our hearts that we might hear the Holy Spirit urging us on and leading us along the path that is Your plan for our lives. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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