Every time I watch children play or see a new baby, I think of this Bible verse, “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “To prosper you and not harm you, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Our ability to comprehend is so limited in the moment. We cannot see the big picture of our lives as God sees it. He can see the whole thing unfolded from beginning to end. He can see the choices we’ll make and the ways we will fall short of His highest and best in our lives.
Yet, no matter how far an individual has strayed, messed up, or fallen completely off the path, God extends hope – that His plan is “to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us a future and a hope.” No matter where a person has been or what they’ve done, all they have to do is repent, turn their life over to the hands of a loving Father, and His plan for them to proper, to have a future and a hope is renewed.
For those who may think no one cares, that there is no point to this life, or question your purpose for even being alive on this planet – I offer this hope. God knew you in your mother’s womb. He had a plan for your life to be meaningful even then. You were no accident in God’s eyes. You were part of His design in this time and this season. He had a purpose for you, and if you will let him fulfill it in you, He still does!