God...will give them, not the expectations of their fears, or the expectations of their fancies, but the expectations of their faith; the end he has promised, which will be the best for them.*
It is good to remember
that although life circumstances may trample our hopes
and threaten our dreams,
nothing can interfere with God’s love-directed plans for us.
Just as a seed must fall into the ground and die
before it can sprout forth with new life,
we must release our ways for God’s.
Falling back into God’s arms
(rather than plunging forward in our own strength)
is the most expedient way to the new life He has promised.
We can be certain of this:
when we exchange our goals for His
we will be blessed
beyond anything we could have dreamed for ourselves.
*Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on Jeremiah 29, public domain.
--from day 58