Scripture ofthe Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of November 16, 2014

Jobeth-16For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord… Jeremiah 29:11-14a (NKJV)Have you ever felt like you messed up so bad that you are beyond forgiveness and undeserving of God’s love? I know that sometimes it feels like God is playing Hide and Seek and not to be found; but, these verses assure that God really does hear our prayers when we cry out to Him and that He longs to reveal Himself and His goodness to us. Though it may be hard to fathom, the truth is, God harbors no thoughts of evil against us and is always thinking of how to show us His plans for our future with peace and new hope. Be encouraged in this promise to you today that you will find the Lord when you pray and seek Him with all your heart