This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the LORD. 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. 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. Jeremiah 23:4-11 NIV
No matter what has happened or what is happening in our world, our future is secure when we know God’s plans will come to pass. We have nothing to fear in the battle and we shall win!
There though be dark clouds of doubt,
Shadows creeping into the crevices of our minds,
We defeat the enemy and burst his bubble,
Of fame and glory with praise to Our God!
Never think for a moment we are forgotten,
For our God is not man and He never forgets,
Those who love Him and just Believe
He is and He will carry us through to victory,
In Jesus, our banner, and standard for living.
When we know who we are and who He is,
Nothing the enemy does can shake our faith,
In the One who created all things and without Him,
Nothing was ever created–without a purpose for His glory!
Be strong in His might and know
Wherever we go, He is always with us! We’re never alone!