Daily Worship

The way ahead

September 13, 2013 0

Jeremiah 29:11-14

‘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 a hope and a future.
Then you will call upon me
And come and pray to me
And I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me
When you seek me with all your heart.
‘I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord.

Father
I can’t face another letter saying ‘thanks but no thanks’
The figures are up again today – unemployment rises by 8,000
What’s the point in trying!
I can’t find a job and grandad has to keep going
No pension till your 68!
How can this be right?

Please keep me hopeful
Please give me faith to believe
You are Sovereign and in control
No matter what it looks like.

Today I choose not to be anxious or afraid
I choose to believe your Word
And give my heart and my future into your hands.

I pray with thanksgiving
because you are faithful and good
the plans you have for me
which are full of hope.
I trust you Lord
And won’t lean on my own understanding
I will wait before you
to show me the way ahead

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Maggie Lane
Kirkliston Parish Church