I Know

by DanWolgemuth on September 18, 2015

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

“I know…”

These powerful words echo from the heart of God, but they often find an articulation from my lips. I know my plans. I know my design for the future. I know what I hope for and wish for.

But that’s not the intent of God’s word to Jeremiah. The plans that promise welfare are God’s plans, not mine.

My plans are for certainty. My plans are designed to eliminate ambiguity.

God’s plan invites me to rest in the places of uncertainty, with trust, and faith. The Creator of the universe asks me to find joy in my uncertainty because I have confidence in God’s clarity.

He knows… I don’t.

They are His plans… not my design.

When the vision for my life is anchored in the bedrock of God’s love, then His gift to me is “a future and a hope.”

Uncertainty… the beautiful gift of expectancy. The intersection of doubt and trust. The birthplace of rest in the loving arms of our Father.

But in the clutter of life; in the fast lane of living… my plans propel me; my plans rule the day.

Only when we are silent enough, desperate enough; hungry enough; longing enough can we embrace our uncertainty. Only then can we find joy in the uncertainty…

God has a plan.

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