Saturday, August 28, 2010

"For I know the plans that I have for you, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you."
                                                                                                             Jer. 29:11-12

Isn't that wonderful? God has plans for us.

Jeremiah reminds himself and us of God's hope-filled plans.
"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
   for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
   great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion;
   therefore I will wait for him"
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
   to the one who seeks him;
It is good to wait quietly
   for the salvation of the Lord."   Lamentations 3:22-26


Loren said...

Amen! Glory be to God for this truly fills one with HOPE! Trusting and walking in HIS plans for us brings soooo much Peace!

Have a joy filled weekend

Whidbey Woman said...

I put my faith and hope in Him. So glad for the promises of God, like this dear scripture in Jeremiah.
I am also thankful that God forgives me when I am a Doubting Thomas! Happy Spiritual Sunday, Clif.

angelonwheels said...

What a wonderful word from the Lord! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Virginia said...

Amen!Our life is a book.Each stage of our life is a chapter.Only God knows how it is written.Only he knows how it begins and how it finishes.He does have a plan for all of us. And the choices we make concerning that plan will determine how our lives will evolve.He always has a way of getting us back on track after a bad decision sometimes. One of his mysteries! Sometimes it's difficult to discover that plan, so we must listen carefully to Him and let him guide us!
Joy and blessings,

sarah said...

I so much needed t hear this..that no matter what happenes...He's there...and has a plan for each of our lives..thanks Cliff. Have a great weekend.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Ohhh, some of my favorite comforting Bible verses! Thank you for this blessed encouragement. :)

Mevely317 said...

I'm a big believer in having a Plan ... so, of course, this speaks to my heart!
'Love the morning prayer which concludes, "And all is well ... according to Thy Holy Plan."

Wishing you and Charlotte a wonderful new week!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hello Dear Friend...
The Miracle Weekend and reading each of the blogs in Charlotte's listing for Spiritual Sunday brought me to your blog. Then in reading, I find that you my friend are Charlotte's dear husband she has lovingly written about. What a treasure.

Well the minute your blog opened, I was truly blessed. I asked God for HOPE this week, and the minute your picture came into view there it was. Oh thank you, God is SO wonderful isn't he? Gives it to us at just the right time we need it most.

I got really sick in April, spent 10 days in the hospital, 5 of them in ICU on telemetry. It was quite scary. I had pneumonia and asthma excaberation. I had been recovering at home for almost 4 months. All the coughing that I did took most, not all but most of voice with it. What does come out is quite stuttering and shakey. Sadly the dr.s say there is nothing else that can be done.

I asked God for HOPE, and he gave it to me. I will use what I have for the good and ignore the stupid people out there, the ones that treat you different when you just want to be normal again. For awhile I thought I would just stop talking and look normal, but for whatever reason, God has given me this voice and I must use it.

Please stop by Country Wings In Phoenix, my blog. Guideposts magazine is donating a dollar towards our next miracle makeover for each comment left and I want to make enough for several more makeovers. I know they are out there just waiting to be found.

Again thank you for sharing with me, and giving me back my HOPE.

Country hugs sweet friend, Sherry

Daughter of the KING said...

Nothing says it better than God's word... My hope is in HIM! Thank you Clif.

Linda J

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a beautiful post today. I have to say AMEN!
God Bless,



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