I have been thinking a lot lately about the Bible verse from Jeremiah 29:11: “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.” I have probably written about it several times over the years, but I am always amazed how God is working behind the scenes in our lives.
My favorite part of this verse is that the Lord is saying “For I know”. When this part is emphasized–for HE knows, it is a way to strengthen faith. There is so much we do not know, because the entire journey of faith is about trusting what we cannot see. This is true in every part of our lives, from the most difficult times to the fun parts of it. To me, knowing that He knows the plan is the best way to live.
In the most difficult times of my life, I have always trusted God’s “knowing” and His plan for every situation. After all, He said His plans are to prosper, to give hope and not harm, and to provide a future. Even in the darkness, there is such peace in these promises from the Maker!
And it is the same with the fun times like the last few months with the music. There is no way I would have known any of the great things that were being planned.
I can also see God’s work in the people He has allowed me to meet and know, like those extraordinary talents who make the music happen, the new friends I have met over the last few months and years, and the lifelong friends and family I have the privilege to know in my day-to-day life. What a master plan that was made just for me! HE knew what I never could have imagined. And it is the same for you.