Posted by: Dale | February 10, 2010

A New Hope


Since yesterday’s blog was Star Trek focused, I thought I would balance it out and make this one Star Wars focused, even if it is only in title.

In Jeremiah 29:11 the Lord speaks through Jeremiah and says this;

“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.”

We see that verse quoted for hope and encouragement. We see it printed on posters and bumper stickers. The funny thing is, that verse appears in the middle of the pronouncement that the Israelites were about to go into 70 years of captivity. 70 years of not living in their own home land.  70 years of hardship, trials and persecution.

When you look at what they were facing, sometimes your own problems may seem small. Or perhaps you are faced with things that are overwhelming you. Things that make you uncertain of your future. Well, I don’t think it was a mistake that this verse was put in the middle of the pronouncement that captivity was on it’s way. It shows that God still has plans for you. That God still has  a future for you. That God still has hopes for you.

Despite what you are going through, let me encourage you that there is a HOPE. There is a FUTURE . They both are found in deepening your relationship with Christ.

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