The scripture is often quoted by Christians especially in places like social media. Sometimes you will even see the scripture saved as the screensaver on a cellular device. It is an essential scripture for anyone who truly believes that God has planned and ordained their lives. We know that when we come into this world our parents have plans for us. Every parent has a dream for his child. We also know that sometimes children don’t follow the dreams of their parents, but they follow their own hearts. The scripture brings great comfort in times when we struggle. It brings us hope in times when there is a “calamity” in our lives. It reminds us that God’s plan is only good. His plan is only too prosper us. His plan is to give us abundant life. We can rest assured that the plan that God has made for us will always be the best plan–a plan that give us a hopeful future.
It is natural for us, as human beings, to come up with plans, thoughts, and goals for the future. But we need to realize that God is the only one who truly knows what’s best for us. When you have plans you would like to make, or actions you need to take about a particular decision, make sure that you go to God first. God’s plans will always outlive any plan we come up with for ourselves.
Our hope and expectation should only be in the Lord. He is the only one in this world that is stable and sure. Everything else is on shaky ground. It’s sometimes hard to have hope while everything around us seems to crumble, or is uncertain so we may let anxiety interfere with our life. The Lord is our pillar. He is our fortress. He cannot be shaken and can be trusted completely. If you’ve lost hope in this world, hope in Jesus. He won’t let you down. When hope is placed in Jesus Christ, we have more meaning to our lives.
Dear God, I commit all my plans, dreams, and aspirations into your hands. These are only products of my thoughts; what I truly want is what you want for me because I know that that is what will truly be best for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Father, I ask that You will help me to remember that You have a plan for my life. That that You have my welfare and my best interest in Your heart always. You brought me into this world and You’ve guided in my footsteps every single way, every single day and I thank You for that. I trust that the plans that You have for me include a hopeful future.
Lord, help me to hear you saying, “I am your hope” over all the other voices. Lord, your word says, you are the hope for hopeless so I’m running to you with both hands stretched out and grabbing on to you. God, you know those things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for, today I give them to you, I trust them to you, and ask that you because I know that you can do more than I could ever guess, imagine or request in wildest dreams. God, you are my hope and I trust you. Amen, Amen.