"For I know the plans I have for--"
No doubt, you know that Jeremiah 29:11 is all about a promising future for the believer. But what about Jeremiah 29:14, which tells us God will drive his children into a treacherous exile--the very place he wants to be found?
How can exile offer hope? Why would a good God force his beloved into life's wastelands? Often, our Christian bubbles water down the answer to surviving on life's grim, bland manna, but what if the wilderness isn't as draining and barren as we thought? What if we are called to exile's supposed desolation to, instead, discover God's vibrant works in the most impossible situations?
If you are juggling spiritual and physical hunger, exhaustion, and a mediocre faith that constantly thirsts for more of God's true nature, I invite you to traverse both lush and lacking terrains as we discover an even brighter, more real picture of God's goodness.