Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version, © 2011)

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.”

God has a good plan for our lives and our families’ lives. God is the one who builds up, but the Devil is the one who tears down. God is a good God and He wants to bless us and bless our families. He has given us a free will, and if we follow Him and obey Him, He will bless and protect us. God doesn’t ask anything from us that is not going to be beneficial to us and our loved ones or that would damage us or harm us.

Revelation 3:7-8 (New International Version, © 2011)

7 What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut.

God has opened the door for you that no one can shut, especially not the Devil. Let us keep on putting our trust in His love and His provision.

The Lord is our1:

Jehovah-Jireh “Jehovah’s provision shall be seen.”

Jehovah Rapha “Jehovah Heals”

Jehovah Nissi “Jehovah my Banner”

Jehovah Makaddish “Jehovah who sanctifies”

Jehovah Shalom “Jehovah is my peace”

Jehovah Tsidkenu “Jehovah our righteousness”

Jehovah Shamma “Jehovah is there”

Jehovah Rohi “My Shepherd”

God provides for all of our needs, He heals us, delivers us, saves us and sees us through to victory, He sets us apart and makes us Holy and dedicated, He fills us with His peace, His wholeness, His well-being and perfection, declaring us right with Him, innocent before His eyes, He is present with us now, He came to show us the father’s heart, He is our friend and our companion on the road of life, He leads us and guides us into all truth, and He came down to our level to do this and see us all the way through till the end of time.

“Hope lights up our path when we trust in God”2

I pray that we will come to know God’s goodness in the land of the living, and that knowing His goodness we would immovably trust in His goodness beyond our understanding, and He will make our ways prosperous and we will succeed in His purposes for our lives.

  1. Why can we put our hope in God’s plan for our lives?
  2. What are some of God’s names, and what do they mean?
  3. What is the difference between God’s hope and normal hope?
  1. Alves, E.: Becoming a Prayer Warrior, Renew, pp. 158-163, 1998

  2. as featured on the “Hope” mug, formerly available from Abbey Press