be still and trust

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. plans to give you hope and a future”

– Jeremiah 29:11

I’ve read this verse so many times, but today I’m comforted by the fact that even when I have no idea where my life is headed, He knows.

God never promises that we will understand His will for our lives. That we will understand why He has us where He does right now.

He does however promise to guard our anxious hearts and minds with a peace that transcends all understanding (Phil. 4:7).

A peace that is somehow more comforting than actually knowing.

“But as for me, I will always have hope. I will praise You more and more. My mouth will tell of Your righteousness, of Your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure”

– Psalm 71:14-15

What an incredible goal. To have hope even though you can’t see what’s ahead, even praising the Lord more because of it. Because you know His plan is good and perfect, and you know that through the not-knowing He is teaching you to trust Him.

Have confidence in His sovereignty. Proclaim His righteousness and salvation even when you can’t fathom how incredible it is. Be full of joy regardless of your circumstances.

Yes, sometimes the Lord presents you with times of waiting and confusion and doubt, but while you’re waiting, still proclaim His goodness.

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