It’s harder when … ?

“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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord … Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NIV)

The people of Israel had been defeated in battle by Nebuchadnezzar and the leaders and others taken captive to Babylon.  A long way from home and probably in despair, the last thing they wanted to hear was that God’s plan was being worked out and despite what they felt and saw around them, God’s plan was to prosper them and not to harm them.

It’s easy to trust in God when things are going well.  It’s harder when life is difficult; when going through health, financial, work or family problems.  Yet it is these times that often force us to re-evaluate what we believe and where we stand with God.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord

Every blessing

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