Friday, May 20, 2011

What’s in a name?

I figured in order to answer that question you should have the verse first, so here it is: Jeremiah 29:11 "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."

As I was looking into naming my blog I messed around with a bunch of ideas, but finally settled on this verse as a theme and decided it would work for the title as well. Over the years this verse has always been one that stuck in my head. Especially now as I close a long chapter in my life and look forward to the next one, I have started to try to discover how this verse actually applies to my life.

As I look back on my life, I can see how God’s hand has been involved the entire time. From the difficult times to the easy, fun times, He was there. I can see that God had a plan and I trust and am assured that He still does. As I look forward on my future I am full of excitement and wonder for the opportunities and plans He has for me. I don’t always see God’s plan, sometimes I wonder how He can use a situation “to prosper” me, but He’s looking at the whole picture, from beginning to end, and I only can only see a small speck of the picture. That’s one of the things that this verse helps to keep in my mind; He knows, I don’t, and it’s a huge comfort to know that He’s got it under control and He loves and cares for me. So I will continue to cling to the verse, and continue to trust the truths it contains, in the good times and the bad.



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