Jeremiah 29:11 - Gods Plans For Us Are Good; Giving Us Hope And A Future.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 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. 


   God is good, so by nature, he cannot do 
bad things. Everything he does is good. And, 
because he is good, Gods plans for your life will 
always be good. 
   God didnt have to create a plan for 
your life. He could have just let you be born and 
wander around aimlessly. 
   But God made you with a purpose. He gave 
you a plan for your life.  
   Jeremiah 29:11-12 says, I know what 
I am planning for you, says the Lord. I 
have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I 
will give you a hope and a good future. Then you 
will call my name. You will come to me and pray 
to me, and I will listen to you (NCV). 
   Do you see the connection between prayer 
and Gods plans for your life? They are 
revealed and realized through prayer.  
   The more you pray, the more youre 
going to understand Gods plan. When you pray to 
him, he promises to listen, answer, and reveal 
more of himself to you. [Daily Devotional by Rick 
Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/] 


   Gods purpose from all eternity is to 
prepare a family to indwell the kingdom of God. 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares 
the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm 
you, plans to give you a hope and a future. 
(Jeremiah 29:11). 
   Gods plotting for our good. In all the 
setbacks, He is ordaining the best for our future. 
Every event of our day is designed to draw us 
toward our God and our destiny. When people junk 
you in the pit, God can use it for good. When 
family members sell you out, God will recycle the 
pain. Falsely accused?  Utterly abandoned?  You 
may stumble but you will not fall.  You will get 
through this! 
   Not because you are strong, but because 
God is. Not because you are big, but because God 
is. Not because youre good, but because God 
is. He has a place prepared for you! [Max Lucado 
Daily Devotional at maxlucado.com] 

   The heavenly Father has a grand plan for 
the life of every person, and it can be summed 
up in the word sanctification. If you have 
never been certain of the term's meaning, you are 
not alone - many people are unclear about its 
definition. However, believers should understand it 
because the word defines them. 
   In its verb form " sanctify - the term 
means "to make holy" or "to separate." So when 
something is sanctified, it is separated from its 
former common usage and is dedicated for sacred 
purposes. The Old Testament mentions a number of 
things that the Lord sanctified: He made the 
seventh day holy, set aside the Levite tribe as 
priests, and even consecrated places like the Holy of 
Holies inside the tabernacle (Gen. 2:3; Num. 3). 
   The heavenly Father still sanctifies 
people today. Before a person places his faith in 
the Savior, he is spiritually dead and, in fact, 
an enemy of God (Eph. 2:1-3; Rom. 5:10). But 
the moment someone chooses to trust in Jesus 
Christ, his sins are wiped away, and he is adopted 
into God's family. That individual is set apart 
as a child of God, with a sacred purpose. This 
means believers are not here to chase after 
personal gain but to serve the Lord and bring Him 
honor and glory. 
   As members of God's family who are called 
upon to reflect His glory, believers are referred 
to as "saints." We are given this moniker - 
which shares its root with sanctification - not 
because we live sinless lives, but because we live a 
life consistent with the One we represent. [In 
Touch Daily Devotional by Charles Stanley at 


   In the early years of our church, we were 
blessed to see tremendous growth. After finally 
constructing our first real church building, it wasn't 
long before it was packed to capacity with 
multiple services. 
   While that is what most would call a 
"good problem," it was still a problem. Week after 
week, we consistently turned people away, unable 
to fit them into the building. With as much 
faith as I could muster, I asked God to provide. 
Surely he would speak to multiple wealthy people 
who could give enough to help us build something 
   But the more we prayed, the more we 
sensed God wasn't going to do what we were asking 
him to do. It was only after this sense of 
disappointment that God answered our prayers in a very 
different way. Once I finally started to surrender my 
will, our team had an idea. What if, instead of 
doing church at one building, we did church in two 
   This idea opened the door to enable us to 
reach tens of thousands of more people than I ever 
dreamed possible. What seemed like a no from God was 
more of a redirecting from him. That's when I 
learned that true prayer isn't about getting our 
will, but surrendering our will. 
   Whatever you are facing, don't be afraid 
to ask for what you want. But don't forget to 
remind yourself that our good God knows best. 
   Dear Father, you really do know best, and 
even when it might not be what I asked for, I 
will trust in you and your perfect will. [Daily 
Power by Craig Groeschel] 


Come to Me with a teachable spirit, eager to 
be changed. A close walk with Me is a life of 
continual newness. Do not cling to old ways as you 
step into a new day. Instead, seek My Face with 
an open mind, knowing that your journey with Me 
involves being transformed by the renewing of your 
mind. As you focus your thoughts on Me, be aware 
that I am fully attentive to you. I see you with 
a steady eye, because My attention span is 
infinite. I know and understand you completely; My 
thoughts embrace you in everlasting Love. I also know 
the plans I have for you: plans to prosper you 
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and 
a future. Give yourself fully to this 
adventure of increasing attentiveness to My Presence. 
(Rom. 12:2; Jer. 29:11) [Jesus Calling by Sarah 

Approach this day with awareness of Who is 
Boss. As you make plans for the day remember that 
it is I who orchestrate the events of your 
life. On days when things go smoothly, according 
to your plans you may be unaware of My 
sovereign Presence. On days when your plans are 
thwarted, be on the lookout for Me! I may be doing 
something important in your life, something quite 
different from what you expected. It is essential at 
such times to stay in communication with Me 
accepting My way as better than yours. Don't try to 
figure out what is happening. Simply trust Me and 
thank Me in advance for the good that will come 
out of it all. I know the plans I have for you 
and they are good. (Isa. 55:9-11; Jer. 29:11) 
[Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Relax, My child. I'm in control. Let 
these words wash over you repeatedly, like 
soothing waves on a beautiful beach, assuring you of 
My endless Love. You waste a lot of time and 
energy trying to figure out things before their 
time has come. Meanwhile, I am working to prepare 
the way before you. So be on the lookout for 
some wonderful surprises - circumstances that 
only I could have orchestrated. 
   Remember that you are My beloved. I am on 
your side, and I want what is best for you. 
Someone who is loved by a generous, powerful person 
can expect to receive an abundance of blessings. 
You are loved by the King of the universe, and I 
have good plans for you. As you look ahead into 
the unknown future, relax in the knowledge of 
who you are - the one I love. Cling to My hand, 
and go forward with confidence. While you and I 
walk together along the path of Life, your trust 
in Me will fill your heart with Joy and your 
mind with Peace. (Jer. 29:11; Deu. 33:12; Psa. 
16:11) [Jesus Always by Sarah Young] 

   I am taking care of you. Trust Me at all 
times. Trust Me in all circumstances. Trust Me with 
all your heart. When you are weary and 
everything seems to be going wrong, you can still utter 
these four words: "I trust You, Jesus." By doing 
so, you release matters into My control, and you 
fall back into the security of My everlasting 
   Before you arise from your bed in the 
morning, I have already arranged the events of your 
day. Every day provides many opportunities for 
you to learn My ways and grow closer to Me. 
Signs of My Presence brighten even the dullest day 
when you have eyes that really see. Search for Me 
as for hidden treasure. I will be found by you. 
(Pro. 3:5, 6; Deu. 33:27; Jer. 29:11-14) [Jesus 
Calling by Sarah Young] 


Jeremiah 29:11 - God's Plans For Us Are 
Good; Giving Us Hope And A Future: 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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