Written by: Ms. Mims
Jeremiah 29:11 has always been one of my favorite verses in the Bible.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
It’s easy to read that verse and think, “Wow! Thanks, God! Problem free life! Appreciate it!” But, the having God in our corner doesn’t always mean that bad will never happen. Storms will always be there. The good news of being a follower of Christ is that even in those moments when the storms come and our lives don’t seem to be going that well, we can look to this verse and know that God ultimately knows all. Even when things are bad, the end plan for you is good. It’s hope and a future.
As a lot of you are heading back into school and some of you have already started back, keep in mind that God doesn’t promise that this new school year will go off without a hitch, but he does promise you that through it all, no matter what, his plan for you is good. What a blessing that we don’t have to know all the information and all the plans, we can sit back and let God take the reigns on that one.
I pray that this school year opens your eyes to new perspectives that the Lord may be providing for you, for your schools, for your teachers and classmates, and your families.
- What areas of your life could God be asking you to let him take the reigns on?
- What area of your new school year could God be providing you a “new perspective on.”
- Is there a kid or teacher at school that God is placing on your heart to pray for or reach out to? If so, what are the ways you can pray for them or do something kind to reach out?