Future & a Hope – Jeremiah 29:11 ~

by Anne on September 16, 2010

“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

So many of us know this verse well but do we believe it when we are going through our struggles and trials? I know that I have questioned it many times throughout my life.  Wondering if God is really paying attention to little ‘ol me down here.  Does He really have a plan in this crazy life of mine?  Sometimes “Life” really hurts and the pain just won’t go away but each struggle I go through I see a glimpse of His Mighty Hand working.  It may not be the way I would like it to be but when all is said and done at the end of the day…. I know that He is there.  I know His Promises are true!

I know the plans I have for you ~ God’s Word would say to me

A future and a living hope ~ That  all would know and see

That though the trials oft and strong ~ And eyes may shed a tear

You’ve never cause to worry ~ And never need to fear

For though the way unclear to you ~ May bring a thought of care

I myself will rise to help ~ Your load I’ll gladly bear

For I have fashioned you for things ~ Your eyes have yet to see

And you will rise when all is done ~ And give the praise to Me

I know a purpose and a plan ~ I know the way is long

But do not worry, do not fear ~ Rejoice again in song

And watch the waves and storm be stilled ~ By nothing but My hand

Stand and see the forces flee ~ Obeying My command

All powerful, all purposeful ~ All beautiful and still

My Master speaks, His Word to me ~ And I reply “I will”

(by: Cindy Blackamore)

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen September 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

So true.. It is one thing to know that scripture and quote it,,and another to stand on it..
I am going through trials in my life now.. and I do know that scripture well..and I do beleive it.. but I think the stress comes from the disappointment of the trial more so than the certainty.
But it is comforting to know that when all is said and done.,,, his can and does take all things and use them for good for our sakes..
great post..thank you my friend.
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Anne September 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Thanks for stopping by Karen. I think you and I have much in common. I will be lifting up prayers for you and will be seeing you over on your blog too. God Bless.

patricia September 18, 2010 at 12:51 am

The hardest thing for me right know is to rejoice in all things. To often i complain to god about the trials I am faced with, even though I know I should rejoice in the plans God has for me, and all the wonderfully blessings I already have my life. I think in the North America are expectations are very high, and we want way more than we need. I need to praise the lord that my needs are met, and acknowledge that !
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Cindy Blackamore July 21, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Hi Anne! I am honored that you have my poem on your website. Thank you so much for leaving my name attached. Many websites that use my poetry these days remove my name and copyright info from my poems.
I like the format in which you presented the poem, easy to read and keeps the meter of the poem in tact. In the 9th line there should be a change. That line should read, “I HAVE a purpose and a plan, I know the way is long,” rather than, “I know a purpose…” Everything else is spot on. God bless you, Anne. Thank you again for featuring my poem. In Christ, Cindy

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