hopeful dreamer

“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

This is such a powerful verse to me.   I rely on my plans and lists, perhaps too much.  They keep me focused and aware of what’s ahead for me.  But when all my hopes and dreams are resting on those plans coming to fruition, and they fall through. . .well, that’s an awful feeling.  I’ve tried to “roll with the punches” and “go with the flow” but it’s certainly an area of growth for me.  I just have to remind myself that God’s plans are so much great than mine; He wants the absolute best for me and knows how to get me there.  My hope is not in my plans, but in the Creator who dreamed me into existence, the One who knows all my flaws and catches all my tears.  In the midst of all my fears of the future and whether things will work out the way they’re “supposed” to, I need to keep the above verse in mind, that my Father wants me to prosper despite myself.

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