This is good news!
Because God is for us. God is for you. We think how could a loving God intend for us to walk through cancer? Through debt and financial insecurity? Through loneliness or anger or addiction or tragedy, sickness, abuse or unrestored relationships?
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. Jeremiah 29:11
A proper translation of “plans” is purposes. God has purposed redemption, restoration, and salvation for each person. Our God is not afraid to alter a 4 step plan to a 100 step plan to keep working his purposes out for us.
This life can be so hard. Suffering, injustice, and death are absolute certainties. But even more secure are the plans of the Lord. God’s love reaches through each generation.
This is good news, indeed!