“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 plans for you, but so does the enemy. God’s plans are for good, to give you hope and a future. The enemy’s plans are to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10). Though he tries, if you hold on to God’s word, seek him humbly and diligently and seek Godly counsel, the enemy’s plans cannot succeed.
Though he besiege you like a mighty army and break out war, you can be confident (Ps. 27:3 ). The Lord will not forsake you. He is like a mighty warrior so that your persecutors will stumble and not prevail (Jeremiah 20:11).
God’s plans for good in your life include abundant life (John 10:10 ), abundant peace (Proverbs 3:2), abundant joy (Psalm 16:11), abundant mercy (1 Peter 1:3). The enemy knows God’s plans for you and wants to distract you from achieving them. He may have thrown trials and evil along your path to deter you from God’s plans for good but what the enemy meant for evil, God will turn to good (Gen. 50:20).
If you trust God with your whole heart, know that His future plans for you are good and He will accomplish His purpose for your life. Will you surrender to His plans today?
- Father, I choose to believe your plans today and walk away from the plans the enemy intended for me.
- Help me to surrender to your will and not be discouraged when trials and disappointments come my way knowing you will work them for my good.