As I continue to walk the path God has me on, I am finding the closer I get to the end of this current tunnel (or for me, the end of this current season) the brighter the light is becoming. It is so refreshing to feel like winter is over and we are walking into a new season, one filled with lightness, joy and hope for what God has for us.
But sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel seems so bright after the darkness that you have been in, it almost makes it harder to see! Even though the way is clear, there are still spots where you have to navigate your way through, pitfalls to avoid, and rocky places where you need sure footing to keep on the right track. Sometimes, even though, the path seems clear, it may have bends and forks along the way, tempting us to deviate from the path!
One of my all time favourite verses is Jeremiah 29:11 “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”.
This verse has carried me many times. Times when I feel the world is closing in on me. Times when no matter how hard I look, I just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Times where I wonder if I am still on the right path and, actually if this path or season will ever come to a close. And so I cling to this verse, and I keep walking. Some days walking blindly, some days with glimpses of light, and other days where I feel I will stumble at any minute if it wasn’t for the Lord, keeping my feet on the path.
But I also hold on to this verse when things are going along swimmingly! To know that He has a plan for my life is so reassuring in a world where things are so fleeting. From relationships to promises made and broken, from the depths of heartache to moments of pure joy, He has a plan through all of it. And the great thing is I don’t need to earn His love or work for His promises. He loves me unconditionally no matter what season I am going through or how long my tunnel may be!
So as I enter this next season God has in store for me, one that I know is filled with excitement and good things (aren’t they all, if we look hard enough!) I hold on to Jeremiah 29:11 and as I walk in the warmth of God’s love for me, I feel safe and secure, knowing He has it all under control!