I know at times things can seem as if everything is falling apart. That the world is closing in on you and there never seems to be an end to trials. But what I want you to know is that God does have plans for you, plans for good and not disaster, plans to give you a future and a hope, just like Jeremiah states.
God is a god of love and he desperately wants what’s best for his children. At times that may mean taking us through some of the toughest times in our lives but in the end, we are made stronger because of it. Not only that, but we never have to go it alone. God promises always to be at our side and we can take refuge in him.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8
Wow! God tells us here that those who take refuge in him are blessed. Why? Simply because God knows that when we cast all our cares, our worries, and our anxieties on Him, we can then rest in his blessings of peace…that powerful, calming, peace which only God can give and he reserves it just for his servants. It’s yours for the taking!
“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
Every day I am reminded that we live in a broken world, full of broken and hurting people. But the great news is it will not always be that way. One day our Lord and Savior will return and when he does, all those who believe in Him, will experience joy like none other.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Revelations 4:11
Thankfully we serve a God who knows all about our pain and sufferings. And who will one day take all of that away, upon his triumphant return. Come Lord Jesus come!
Love you all!