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GOD-TRACKING IS NEVER LOSING HOPE IN GODâS GOOD PLANS
by Dudley Anderson
10/26/2018 / Devotionals
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose
This e-devotional is founded on the fact that God knows the plans he has for us. In Jeremiah chapter 29 we read that famous verse that says God’s plans are for welfare and not for evil; to give us a future and a hope. In Romans 8 we’re told that, for those who are called according to God’s plans, all things work together for the good. And in Hebrews 11 it says, “Whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” We seek God by faith and faith solidifies that hope spoken of by Jeremiah. I believe it is safe to say that, as a loving Father, God desires what is good for his children.
When Jeremiah prophesied about God’s plans for welfare and hope, he was speaking to his people who had been taken captive by the Babylonians. At the time, I could well imagine, Jeremiah’s flock thinking, “A future and a hope? We’ve been dragged away from our homeland, and he prophesies prosperity?” But God’s plan was to test his people and bring them to a place of complete surrender and dependence on him. God’s plan was always to bless his people, but their hearts had grown cold and complacent. One generation later, after Babylonian exile, God fulfilled his promise and brought his beloved back to the Promised Land.
Dear God-tracker, God has an ambition to bless you and fill your life with good things. His plans for you are wonderful! He wants to meet your needs, grant you the desires of your heart and prosper you. Yes, prosper you! However, as you read this thought, you may say, “I don’t feel very prosperous today. My hope has waned, and my future seems bleak.” But your Lord says, “I know the plans I have for you. Plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Weeping endures for a night, but joy comes in the morning. After the difficulty will come the deliverance. (I have discovered that those God calls, he tests.) He is your source and your resource. He will restore the years the locusts have devoured. What you have sowed in tears you will reap with joy. So, continue to acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and keep your eyes on Jesus. God knows the plans he has for you!
God-tracking is never losing hope in God’s good plans
DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
By faith, I put my confidence for things hoped for, squarely in your sovereign benevolence
“Dear Father, thank you for your promise to give me a future filled with hope and abundance. I admit to any sin and wrongdoing in my life – apathy, indifference, immorality, bad habits, idolatry – and seek your forgiveness, O Lord. I realise that these trials have been sent to test and prove me for the great plans you have for my future. I totally surrender myself to you in spirit, soul and flesh, and seek first your kingdom and your righteousness. By faith, I put my confidence for things hoped for, squarely in your sovereign benevolence. Thank you for the good things that you have planned for my life. Amen.”
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What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dudley Anderson began writing for radio in 1994. Dudley currently writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker and complied 2 devotional books based on GodTracker. These are God-tracking Through the Year ï" year one & year two.
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