At our most recent small group we talked about promises God had put in your heart recently. This is not something I normally consider… I suppose I just have been a little passive in recent years… not utilizing the scripture the way I should. This question reminded me of a promise God put in my heart just a few weeks ago… This promise is from a very common passage of scripture..even though this verse may be over marketed, it is still a powerful and full of hope.
11 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.
These words have been marinating in my heart, bringing me comfort and renewed perspective. These past few years a perfect storm of maternal hormones, sleep deprivation and a questioning heart have made it hard to me to think about the future. When I met my first perfect bundle of joy, I was struck by the miraculous yet fragile nature of human life. I worried for the future of my family… feeling unsure that could trust God with these little miracles. The truth is these feelings are a normal part of motherhood… we can’t help but carry concern for our children.
The good news we are not alone! God has given us promises that can help us through this journey. We can stand on his word and let some of the weight of worry go. I am standing on the promise of a bright future for my family…. I ask God for both a bright future while we walk this earth as well as pray that all of the Idleman house lives life with our heavenly, eternal future in mind.
What promises are you standing on?
I pray the power of his word comforts you.