Jeremiah 29:11 tells us - and them . . .
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)
I will bless you with a future filled with hope—a future of success, not of suffering. (CEV)
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. (MSG)
I say this because I know what I am planning for you,” says the . “I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future. (NCV)
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (NLT)While we absolutely should encourage the dreams of our grandchildren, we are able to tell them the truth - God has good plans for them. He will NEVER leave them. Not when they are home away from their friends, not when they move into a new phase of their lives where they go to college, not ever.
Now, just because God has good plans for them and will never leave them, it does not mean they will never face difficult, unpleasant, even frightening times - as they are now. But, they are able to trust God for their now and their future - as are we.
So, nurture the dreams of the children you love; they are able to confidently dream of their future knowing God has good plans for them and will always be with them.
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