A Promise of Hope – Advent Day 3

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!


Jennifer 💕

2 thoughts on “A Promise of Hope – Advent Day 3

  1. Sarah Cobb says:

    Jeremiah 29:11 is definitely a great verse of hope. Unfortunately, I think it is one of those verses that people use flippantly at times (not saying you do, just sayin’) to refer to their Americanized version of temporal fulfillment. In the past year, I have started to re-read a lot of scripture from a different perspective. From an eternal perspective. In this passage in Jeremiah, God is promising a future to the Israelites who will remain in captivity for many more years. His promise is bigger than what they will personally experience in their lifetime. God does have a purpose for me in this place in time, along with each interaction in my days, but he also has a purpose that is beyond what I can know in my own finite understanding. Yet I place my hope in Christ for not only the redemption of sin, but the redemption of all creation. I love the redemptive story of Christ, which began long before Bethlehem, because, this Christmas, it gives me hope in the redemptive story of my daughter. Were it not for that, I would not be able to lift my head off the floor most days.

    I, too, am enjoying the For All study. Bless you, Jennifer.

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