For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
Jeremiah discovered something so important and profound, namely that God really does love us. Even in dire circumstances he learned to claim God’s promises based upon God’s character. The Lord disclosed to Jeremiah that He had wonderful plans and that the calamity was not necessarily His will. The future was bright and filled with hope. The invitation went out… call upon Me and pray and expect that I will share with you insight that you otherwise could not know.
Are Your plans for me the same Lord?
God, I am seeing Your character on display. I have found You to be loving and faithful over the years, beyond anything deserved. I am grateful. I am going to continue to expect the best. Today, I am praying You continue to lead the people I love to a close relationship with You. Draw them to Yourself. Thank you for doing miracles. I see Your mighty hand at work. Your name is to be praised. So I praise the name of the The Lord today, both privately and when we gather corporately.