I say this because I know what I am planning for you, says the Lord. I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NCV)
Why does He say hold on, when you feel like quitting?
Why does He say let that go?
Why does He say forgive them?
Why does He speak life when all you can see around you is death?
Why does He say have faith in spite of what you see?
Because He knows the complete plan He has for our lives. The Message version says, I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Can not tell you how many times I started out thinking I knew exactly what to do or what I wanted. Only to end up so far away from “my” plan but I find comfort in knowing that even when I’m lost, God is fully aware of both my current location and my final end.