When you consider all the heartbreak contained in one children’s hospital. one refugee camp, one war-torn city in one day, multiply that by the entire human race, times history, it takes a pretty wild, astonishing, and breathtaking hope to “overcome” and not lose hope at the trauma” in this world.*
Yet the prophet Jeremiah speaking to a people in the worst possible, hopeless circumstances, spoke this as a message from God.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
Jesus said “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”
Despite the trouble we see all around us these promises are a “sure and steadfast anchor of our soul”, especially in times of trouble, when we turn our hearts towards God.
Tomorrow: Future hope