hope and a future

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Hope that Holds

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” --Jeremiah 29:11 NIV This is the verse. My verse. The verse I cling to when life doesn’t make sense. I need this verse. I need to know God has a plan for my life – a good plan. I need to know I have hope and a future. (my hope and future…

God Doesn’t Always Answer Prayer the Way I Want

People ask, “Why didn’t God heal my friend of cancer?” “How can God allow my home to go into foreclosure?” “Why would God not allow me to have a baby?” I don’t know why - I won’t pretend I get it. When someone tries to wrap my pain, my loss in Christian wrapping paper and place a perfect, scripture bow on top, it doesn’t help - it makes me feel alone. I reached out to you, confessed my difficulty and…