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Jeremiah 29:11

By Kira On October 24, 2010 Under Devotional

Throughout my day I have been thinking about what it is that I would like to say in this post today and more importantly what God would have me say. I thought about sharing my testimony or sharing our adoption story. I searched the web for a good devotional that I could reference or a story I could use.  However, my heart seems to have settled on sharing one simple verse with you. Or at least it seems simple at first sight but then when I really stopped to think about it this one simple verse could sum up my whole testimony, our adoption story, or for that matter alot of the devotionals that I may have found if I searched long enough :-).

The verse I have chosen is Jeremiah 29:11.

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.

This has been one of my favorite verses for years now, one that I found comfort in during my late highschool years and early college days and still find comfort in to this day. One that I have hanging over my bed and one that I frequently add to my e-mails or notes. I like to think about this verse when things are rough or not going the way I had planned. I like to take comfort in knowing that God knows the outcome and has a plan that is good and not a disaster even if at that moment in time I feel like the world is crumbling around me. Tonight I thought back on my life and some of those times when it felt as if the world was crumbling around me, some of those times when I wondered how I would ever make it through and what could possibly come out of the experience that was good and as I looked back I can see that God had a plan that was good, one that would bring a future and hope. I am sure that if each one of us would look back on our life at the hard spots we would see the places were bits and pieces of Gods plan had been revealed. I know in my life the plan is not always evident right away, sometimes it takes years before I am able to look back and see parts of Gods plan and I am sure there are parts that I never even notice but the ones I do notice are amazing to me!

One example in my life is our adoption. There was a lot in my life that lead up to us adopting and prepared us for adopting. A miscarriage (devastating at the time) prior to receiving the surprise phone call asking if we were interested in foster adopting allowed us to say yes to adopting were we may otherwise have felt it would be too much and we would have missed out on having two amazing kids in our life. Childhood trials that at the time seemed that no child should have to endure now allow me to relate better with my adopted daughter as I can see were she is coming from. The list could go on but I will leave it for now.

What trials have you had that God has turned for good? I would encourage you to take a moment and look back upon your life and see were God has worked and the plans that he is unfolding.

Kira

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