Verse of the Week - September 17th 2023

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

- Jeremiah 29:11

In Jeremiah 29, he sends a letter to the exiles, encouraging them to settle in Babylon, build homes, plant gardens, and seek the welfare of the city, even though they were in a foreign land. Jeremiah 29:11 is part of this letter, offering hope to the exiles by assuring them that God had not abandoned them and had plans for their future well-being, despite their current circumstances

This verse conveys a message of hope and assurance. At its core, it reminds us that God is intimately involved in our lives and has a purposeful plan for each of us. The verse speaks to the idea that, no matter how uncertain or challenging our circumstances may be, God's intentions for us are rooted in our welfare, not harm.

The promise of "a future and a hope" found in Jeremiah 29:11 serves as a beacon of encouragement, especially during difficult times. It invites us to trust in God's divine guidance, to maintain hope when facing adversity, and to seek His will through prayer and faith. Ultimately, this verse offers the profound assurance that our lives are part of a greater plan crafted by a loving Creator, and that, even in the face of life's trials, there is always a brighter tomorrow waiting for us.


“A future and a Hope” The future is always uncertain, but God makes a way with his words and truth in his own time. He loves us and desires us to succeed, even in the midst of pain and hardships. His plans and will are so much stronger than what we desire. He loves us just as we are and the crosses that we bear make us realize that our identity is rooted in the Lord. We do not need to worry because God makes our path open for him to work his miracles in us. God wants us just as we are, and the control that we seek, he wants to take and place every burden we hold in his hands and heart. Surrender yourself to the heart of the Lord, and do not worry about the future. Stay focused on what is above in perfect timing.

Anna Frerker September 18, 2023

Amen🙏🏾 Thank you Jesus

Robin September 18, 2023

Amen 🙏🏼

Eric Petersen September 18, 2023

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