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the plan

So, from the beginning of time, God has had a plan for me, for you, for all of us. It says so in the book of Jeremiah ... "for I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for a future full of hope." That's the part we all know ... always a future of hope, great plans for us. There's another part, it not only promises hope, goodness, and joy - but also suffering and that God will see us through it. Now, I feel like I haven't really had a lot of suffering in my life ... I've never encountered a huge loss, my parents are both still alive and well, and I'm healthy. Although I think being single in our world is a huge suffering! There's so many opportunities to be discouraged, fall into despair, and/or just plain settle for less than we really want.

I fell much discouragement in this regard ... offering it up tonight for that man out there, whoever these plans include!

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