Confession time ….. I have to admit that I have become so disenchanted with politics and politicians – both here at home and across the water – that when I see or hear a news item about Brexit, Stormont, RHI (or whatever) I’ve got into the habit of turning off the TV or radio, usually with a weary sigh (or – on occasion – something maybe a little less restrained!)
And it has got worse just recently, as it seems that every news bulletin is dominated by ten different people promising ten different “bright futures” if only those who have the power will believe and vote for them to be the leader of their party – and it’s all said with straight faces and sincere and humble attitudes (all right, maybe sincere and humble is a bit too far-fetched!)
Then I read these words,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you.” [Jeremiah 29:11 – 14]
What a hope for those who know and love the Lord, and seek Him wholeheartedly ….. for He will be found.
Thank You that every one of Your promises is truth and can never fail. In all the turmoil of our times, help me to look for You wholeheartedly, knowing that I will find You. Thank You for the future You have promised, guaranteed by Your gift of love, Jesus. May Your Spirit be our wisdom, and strengthen our belief for these times.