“ ‘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
The commentary for this scripture goes on to say “This does not mean that we will be spared pain, suffering, or hardship, but that God will see us through to a GLORIOUS conclusion.”
Talk about encouragement! When you see the big picture and see that what you are going through is only a small fraction of the big picture you are encouraged to keep pressing on; when you keep your eyes on God and the destiny He has laid out for you no man or situation can hold you back.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; stuck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body…Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” 2 Corinthians 7-11, 16
The commentary for this scripture says “Because Christ has won the victory over death, we have eternal life. When opposition, slander, or disappointment threaten to rob you of the victory, remember that no one can destroy what God has accomplished through you.”
Be blessed my friends! ;)