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God Will Make a Way

“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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13

My husband and I are in the midst of making some major changes in our lives. I retired two years ago, and he is approaching retirement. We are trying to make some future plans. We have our home on the market. We are praying and trusting God to give us direction and clarity as we move forward in preparing for our future. Are you searching for God’s plan today?

It is easy when thinking about God’s plan for our lives to have the attitude, “it’s all about me.” We can also mistakenly think that God’s plan is always going to be a “feel good” plan with the intent to make us happy. But the message in these verses is radically different. 

These verses were written to a group of people who were in captivity. They were in exile from their homeland. They were not where they expected to be. In fact, they would remain in captivity for 70 years. That is a long time to wait on the Lord. But God wanted them to know that He had not forgotten them, and He still had a plan for their lives, so He gave them assurance of His plans in these verses. 

Today in the midst of the difficulties and decisions of our lives, God wants us to know He has a plan. He also wants us to submit to His plan because He desires to bless us and those around us. His plan for us today is still the same as it was to his children in captivity long ago. Call – Pray – Seek – Find.   

I love the assurance found in the chorus written by Don Moen, God Will Make a Way.

God will make a way where there seems to be no way.
He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me.
He will be my guide, Hold me closely to His side.
With love and strength for each new day, He will make a way.
He will make a way.

Heavenly Father, help me claim the promises of your Word in times of decision and difficulty. You will make a way. Help me to seek You with all my heart.


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