Plans for Good
| by Victoria Osteen
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The other day, I was reading these wonderful words as a reminder to Hebrew believers who were suffering for their faith: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). I love it that Jesus doesn't change. No matter what we've done, He doesn't change His mind about us. He doesn't change His promises to us. He still loves us with an everlasting love. He doesn't change His plans for us, "plans for good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jeremiah 29:11).
I don't know about you, but in difficult times and overwhelming situations, I find that I can get low and discouraged. You may be facing huge challenges or perhaps you have friends or family who are, and you're worried about them. The best thing is to place those challenges in the hands of God the Father. He says He'll be there with us no matter what we go through, and He never changes. He wants us to take those low places and lift them to Him.
How do we do that? Jesus said, "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself" (John 12:32). There is a lifting that happens when we lift our faith and praise to God. When we praise Him, He inhabits our praises. When we lift Him up, there's power in His presence. When we seek after Him, He rewards us and causes miracles to begin to take root and motion in our lives.
So let go of those low places and lift your life to Him in praise today. Lift up the name of Jesus with all your might! Stand by faith in that place of promise believing that He never changes and can never fail you. Believe that God is doing something new in your life right now!