Not My Plan

Re:Verse passage – Jeremiah 29:1-14 (day four)

It is not exactly the way that the Israelites would have written the script…70 years in exile in a foreign land, hosted by a conquering enemy.  What was God thinking?  ‘We are His chosen people…surely our enemy will be defeated and we will return to our land.’  But God had a plan of rescue and redemption.  In the meantime, Israel was to be a blessing to the Babylonians.  They were to pray for them and seek the welfare of the city where they were exiled.

In Acts 16, Paul and Silas found themselves beaten and locked away in the depths of a prison.  They would not have chosen this experience, but they witnessed to God’s goodness in spite of their circumstances.  God had a plan of rescue and redemption for them and He received the glory.

Where has God got you now?  Are your circumstances difficult? Regardless…good or bad…allow God to work through your life to bring redemption to others and glory to Himself.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “Not My Plan”

  1. Thanks for the blog. I am convinced God has a plan for this universe and for each of us. God used our circumstances to show others and us His supremacy and to show us that He is in charge of all decisions, rewards and punishments.

    I am a strong believer that God will use our circumstances, good, bad or ugly, and work through our lives to bring redemption to those around us and to others for His glory.

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