"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
Many of us have heard this Scripture over and over in our Christian walk, but I think it is a promise that we often forget. On our family field trip to Williamsburg, I found that God has had plans for our nation all along. It is amazing to see that the church is the only building still standing in Jamestown. It is inspiring to hear how the colonists declared a day of fasting and prayer in Williamsburg when Boston harbor was closed by the British. It is a miracle to see all the details that came together to give Washington victory over Cornwallis at Yorktown---God even sent bad weather to keep the British from escaping!
He is in control, and we need only turn to Him and follow Him. My personal plans and goals for the New Year have already failed, but He is leading me down a new path full of hope. I encourage you to join me in letting God make the plans and following His lead!