"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
This is one of my favorite verses and probably one of the most popular out there. We all like to lean on it during hard times, especially like today when so much of the future is unknown. So much focus is on verse eleven but have you read further, do you know what the next few verses say?!
"Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and you will find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the Lord, " and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."