Cash 1Sandy CashProfessor BouchardENG 132Devotional Response to ScriptureJanuary 15, 2011 Devotional Response to ScriptureJeremiah 29:11-1311 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and notto harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and comeand pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seekme with all your heart. I have bad days all the time, but these verses help me get through them. First off,to think our God has plans for us is an amazing thought! Second, he specifies what kindof plans he has for us: plans to prosper, give you hope and a future. Third, he says whenwe call on him he will listen to us, and if we seek him, we will find him. God has plans for us, I’m sure we have all heard this before, but to think he tookenough time for each and every one of us to make special personal plans for us is mindblowing! Just think how amazingly thorough that is, to give every single person who’swalked on this earth his or her own special plan. It is hard to imagine. Then not only does God have plans for us, he made plans for us to prosper, togive us hope and a future. Who doesn’t want to prosper, have hope or a future? Our Godis good to us by giving us these things. During bad days, it is always helpful to havehope. Hope is very important; it can help us to keep running the race.
Cash 2 Lastly, he says if we call to him, he will listen. I know for a fact that sometimes Ineed a good friend to listen to me, so that I can get say something that has been botheringme. A friend can’t always be there to listen to me, and I understand that, but you knowthere is someone I know who is always there for me. This verse says if we call to him, hewill listen. It doesn’t matter the time, place or anything. He is always waiting for us toconfide in him. These verses give me hope when I am having a bad day. It let’s me know thatGod has a plan for me, even when I don’t know what the future holds for me I know thatGod created this plan for me. In his plan, he will keep giving me hope, he will make meprosper, and he has a good future for me. These verses also reassure me that God isalways here for me, wanting me to confide in him about anything and will always listento me when ever I need it.