“For l know the thoughts that l think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you’ll call upon Me and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
We are encouraged by a leader who stirs us up to move ahead, someone who believes we can do the task he has given us and who will be with us all the way. God is that kind of a Leader. He knows the future and His plans for us are good and full of Hope. As long as God, who knows the future, provides our agenda and goes with us as we fulfill his mission, we can have boundless Hope. This does not mean that we will be spared pain, suffering, or hardship, but that God will see us through to a glorious conclusion/achievement.
In times of dire circumstances, it may appear as though God has forgotten us. But God may be preparing us, as He did to the people of Judah, for a new beginning with Him at the center. According to God’s wise plan, His people are to have a future and a hope. Consequently, we can call upon Him in confidence. We do not need to despair because we have God’s presence, the privilege of prayers and God’s Grace. If we seek Him wholeheartedly, He will be found by us. Neither a strange land, sorrow, persecution, nor physical problems can break our fellowship with God.
May we seek Him who lives in Jesus’s Mighty Name!!!