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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday – Relying on God’s Plans




This week I am especially thankful for the assurance of various Bible texts that God is for us, and He is never against us. Sometimes fear of the immediate future clouds our way. I know I tend to worry about meeting financial obligations relating to home repair and maintenance.


One day in September there was a driving rain for some time. I looked up at the living room ceiling to see that there was moisture right at the edge of the ceiling at the middle of the house. That evening I noticed that a picture frame was collapsing on the dresser. As I touched it, I felt it wet; looking up I saw a two areas where water was dripping from the ceiling. The next morning, while having breakfast I saw a puddle-shaped spot on the kitchen ceiling.


After some time of being overwhelmed, I determined not to worry. I considered how other crises had come and been resolved so unbelievable by God’s providence, and I did not need to fear for the future. I prayed that He would supply my need.


Here is one of these comforting texts:


"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."
Jeremiah 29:11

I truly desire to keep this promise ever present in my day to day living.

For more Thankful Thursday posts, go to Iris at Grace Alone.

12 comments:

Serendipity said...

That's a comforting verse which I love too. Hope the leak is not major. Happy TT & God bless!

Denise said...

Such precious scripture sweetie.

Schotzy said...

Prasie God for this promise. Where would we be without Him! I hate to imagine!

Grammy said...

This is a wonderful post.
Thank you.

Laurie Ann said...

Love that verse! Have a Happy Thankful Thursday!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Well what do you know? I devoted my post today to being thankful, too. We are kindred's. ; )

Your post has refreshed me. I have a natural flair for worry -- praise the Lord He saves me from myself with His promises. This verse is multi-purpose, so durable, and well-used in my life. I'm thankful!

Jennifer said...

I love that verse! There is no better place to be...In His Presence, in His Arms and letting Him take care of all that concern, worry or frustrate us. God is so good!

Happy TT!

Melinda said...

Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my all-time favorite verses.

BJ said...

Thank you for reminding us that God doesn't want us to worry and that He's always there for us.

micey said...

Praying for the Lord to fix your roof!

ann said...

YES,THIS WILL HELP ME ALSO.I AM A NATURAL BORN WORRIER.IF I DON'T HAVE SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT.I'M WORRYING ABOUT WHAT MAY HAPPEN.SILLY,I KNOW.BUT IN THE END GOD ALWAYS COMES THROUGH.AND HE'LL FIND A WAY TO FIX THAT ROOF.
YOU AND I NEED TO REMEMBER THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE A LEAKY ROOF BECAUSE THEY'VE LOST THEIR HOME.SO MANY ARE TODAY.GOD LOVE EM...ANN

Carrie said...

True, Ann, I am thankful that I even have a house to worry about.

And praise God, He is already working out my problem!