Every person who reads the Holy book has read Bible verses that are useful when seeking encouragement and found hope in them during frustrating times. For instance, Jeremiah 29:11 which God says that He knows the plans he has for us, plans to prosper us not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. This happens to be a favorite verse to many Christians who read the scriptures. It gives people hope and inspiration to try out new things, and as they prepare to venture into new beginning. The bible verse gives them the required motivation to go full of confidence and hope.
Christians usually cling on the verse with little knowledge of its literal and historical context. The verse has more powerful and deeper meaning to their lives. Having deep understanding of the meaning can help Christians avoid misinterpretation to fit their needs. These words were spoken by Jeremiah to the Jews who were living under the rule of the Egyptians to the Babylonians before being taken to exile.
Jews had to be given hope as they were going through hard times, beings forced out of their country and carried into exile by the enemy.
The people had been promised by Hananiah to be salvaged from the hands of the enemy although that turned to be lie. God spoke through Jeremiah as the people needed hope during the tough times. Christians can take comfort from this verse as God promises to be with them and not to expect immediate answers to their prayers but keep their trust. God has a plan to each and every one and promises to walk with them through the difficult path and find ways to live through them. In the verses preceding this God asks his people to call on him for he’s going to answer.
The children of Israel wanted to know when they were going back home but God wanted them to pray for the land he had carried them to exile. They were supposed to pray for it to prosper because that meant they would also prosper. In your suffering look to this verse and you will surely be inspired to sail through the storm. Trust is also a key feature highlighted in this story since without faith you are likely going to despair. It is this part of the gospel that gives confidence to all Christians and will remain a powerful verse to all followers in need of encouragement.