Build Your Future

Do you ever have one of those days when you just feel like a failure? You lose your temper with your kids. You said something nasty when someone took “your” parking space. A loved one is dealing with a critical illness and it seems like you can’t do anything to help. Maybe you lost it for a minute when your boss wanted you to completely redo the project you had spent hours perfecting. It happens to all of us. Life gets a little too hard, too overwhelming, and just too much. There are days when all we can do is sit down, have a good cry, and then look at everything with fresh eyes.

I want to encourage you today to not give up or give in when the going gets tough. God never promises that life will be easy, but He does tell us that He has “plans to give you a future and a hope …” (Jer. 29.11). It’s okay to go to your quiet place and have a good cry. Clear out the frustration, the anger, and the pain so you can start to move forward again. Because God has a PLAN FOR YOU!

Verses to help you let go:
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Verses to help you move forward:
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8
“The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.” Isaiah 58:11
“And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” 1 John 5:14

Now is the time, right now! Let go of past hurts and frustrations. You can’t change yesterday, but you can start building your future!