Through the prophet Isaiah, God sent a message of hope to His chosen people. The hope was the prophecy of Jesus Christ, who would come to reconcile all people with God.
Just as the Israelites struggled throughout their journey to remain grounded in this hope, often times we do as well when faced with difficult life circumstances. I know many people experiencing their “first” difficult Christmas season following the loss of a loved one. My own family is experiencing a tough season.
Scripture tells us, and shows us through fulfilled prophecies, God does not lie (Numbers 23:19). When we feel hopeless, we only need to turn to Him. His truth. His proven faithfulness.
Jeremiah 29:11 is a Scripture I declare when things seem bleak. God promises to give me a future of hope. His plans are for good, despite what my circumstances tell me.
I would love to hear your go-to verse when life gets hard. Let us encourage one another!
Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the promised hope throughout the Old Testament. Let us rejoice in God’s perfect plan to reconcile us to Him!