When God’s people were exiled from Jerusalem to Babylon, the prophet Jeremiah shared this promise from God to His followers in Jeremiah 29… 10 ‘This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.” God is asking His people to wait, to hope in Him, to pray to Him, and to seek Him with their whole hearts. He promises their future is full of prosperity and hope. He came to set captives free!
When we feel captive to darkness, temptation or sin, we need to draw on God’s promise to prosper us and not to harm us. How He longs to implant eternal hope in our human hearts! Then, from our hope in God, we can call to Him, and He will answer us; we seek Him, and He is found by us. Trust God’s promise that your future is prosperous and hopeful.