Blessed Assurance

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)

Blessed Assurance sung by Third Day (5 min)

When the Jewish captives in Babylon read from Jeremiah that their captivity would last seventy years, I imagine their hearts sank and their minds panicked, “What are we going to do now?”

Though their future looked bleak, their discouragement turned to relief when they learned God’s plans for them were for good and not for harm--to give them a future and a hope. (See Jeremiah 29:10-14) When we find ourselves in overwhelming circumstances, like those captives, we too can breath a sigh of relief and rest in the promise that despite how life looks at the moment God’s plans for us are always good—to give us a future and a hope. We can count on it!

Do not fret; only believe
—Jesus (Mark 5:36) 

Question for you: What other promises of God do you find to be a welcome relief when you are in discouraging circumstances? Leave a comment by clicking here.


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