“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)
“God has a plan for me”
How does knowing that God knows you enough to know his plans for you help give you courage for your daily life?
Why do you think it would have been important for Jeremiah to mention that God had no plans to harm those who were returning form exile (the people he is speaking to here)? Why do people assume God is out to “get them?”
When you think about your future for God, what do you hope for?