We all screw up. Fail in some way. We fall short of goals or get embarrassed in some kind of career implosion. It’s easy then to feel like we’ll never win again.
That’s not how God sees you.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “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.”
Hope and a future. That’s what’s ahead, not depression and failure.
The Bible is full of stories of people God would not allow to slip away. Peter denied Christ, and the Savior forgave him! Sarah mocked the idea that she would ever have a child, but God let her be a mother late in life!
This is the world God created. Not one of misery and losing. Does it make sense that He would create you in very specific ways, uniquely gifted as you are, and then give up on you?
Don’t let that be your story. Your part in it is refusing to believe the enemy when you hear that voice that tells you it’s all over. He knows the plans He has for you!
Lord, thank you that you don’t let us sink out of sight. Thank you for setting us on our feet, and helping us move forward. Amen.