OK, I give up. What’s the plan? It’s so easy to get discouraged when looking at what lies ahead, because of the unknown. If only everything was spelled out in simple language. For centuries people have wanted to know what their future held. Even in ancient days, they looked to the stars, soothsayers or prophets for answers.
When Jeremiah penned the words to those who had been exiled from Jerusalem to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar God was actually laying out the plan for them. These folks were undoubtedly unsure about their future, but were told to accept their captivity and try to restore their numbers and bring prosperity to the land of their enemies. By doing so, they would also prosper. He wasn’t simply handing them an insurance policy for a good life – He was demonstrating how to accomplish it.
God wants us to plan for the future. He wants us to be wise in our decision making. He gives us tools whereby we can achieve our goals. He gives us instructions on how to live, cope, share, trust, and believe in Him and what He has planned for us.
When we look for answers in all the wrong places, we’re opening the door to failure. The only place to find truth is in God’s Word, the Bible. God knows what lies ahead, because He’s already got it mapped out. He knows every obstacle we’ll encounter. He realizes every goal we’ll meet. He’s our counselor in times of decision – our benefactor in time of need – our Redeemer in times of hopelessness – our Prophet, Priest and King.
Even into our old age, He is with us and is making His plans known to us. Be confident that His plan is perfectly designed exclusively for you.