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I don’t about you, but I have soooo many questions right now! We all are looking for answers… We ask God for an explanation and He says “Trust Me”. We often ask Him Why and He says “Just Obey Me”. So, we tell God, this just doesn’t make sense and He says “Walk in your Calling”! To be honest, I often wonder why do I keep praying?
I believe that it’s because there’s something deep inside of us that just won’t let me give up. I was reading a devotional the other morning and it said “He still rolls away the stones to allow us to enter places we never dreamed possible, to go beyond barriers we never thought crossable, and to minister to people we thought unreachable.” I started to tear up when I read those words, knowing that with all the challenges that we face, He continues to Bless us, because God Has a Plan!
One of my favorites, if not my very favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11 and it may be yours too. But early in 2020, the Holy Spirit gave me a whole new revelation regarding the content in which that scripture was written. For us to begin to get a better understanding we have to look at verses 10-14.
This is what the Lord says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. 14 I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.”
I hadn’t realized that God had sent the children of Israel into captivity…. So, over the next few weeks, I would love to share more of the story with you and get your thoughts and comments.