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.
Our Heavenly Father is a good, good, Father. I am loved by Him, and so are you! I need to remember this, and preach this to myself daily, or I will lose perspective about what is truly important. When I am looking at my circumstances instead of the cross, I start thinking discouraging thoughts such as “This will never change.” ,or worse yet, “I will never change.” I think to myself that the same sins that are tripping me up now, will still be troubling me ten or twenty years from now. Yesterday, I wrote a post about what I learned in the month of May. I was surprised at the happy memories that I recalled about the month, as I felt really tired and discouraged before I wrote the post. On the days that I feel discouraged, I need to hold tight to my Anchor. I need to remember the good, and pour my heart out to God about the not-so-good, and allow Him to fill me with His hope. I need to remember that there is Hope in front of me. Times up. 🙂
Linking up at the brand new site for Five Minute Friday (http://fiveminutefriday.com/) . Each week, we gather to write on the topic of the week for just five minutes. This week our topic is future.