Friday, April 4, 2014
“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 NIV
By: Michelle Jeremie
GOD IS FOR ME. Take a moment to digest this statement. Now, say it out loud: “GOD IS FOR ME.” Just, one more time… “GOD IS FOR ME.” God is for you! Do you really believe it? And, furthermore, do you live like it?
For many people, somewhere along the journey of life, their understanding of God becomes warped. They are led to believe that God enjoys seeing His creation suffer; or that God is sitting in heaven with a belt waiting for us to slip up so that He can administer corporal punishment. Others are afraid to speak to Him because they are afraid of what He might ask them to do.
But, here’s the truth: God is for you! He knows every thought that He has toward you, and they are plans to prosper you—to make you grow, blossom, and become who you were born to be! God has made you a promise that He will not harm you—any trial or difficulty that He allows in your life is for your good, to bring out the leader within that’s waiting to be set free.
God promises that He will lead you towards a bright and glorious future, and as you place your faith in His Son, and obey His word, you will achieve it. You are definitely safe with Him. He has made these promises to you and He will keep it! God’s word is good.