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December 4, 2020 Advent Devotional

Scripture Reading: JEREMIAH 29:10-14

God has plans for us, plans for our welfare and future. God promises to hear us when we call out and be found when we seek our Lord. When have you struggled to believe that God had plans – good plans – for you? Can you recall a time when you could not discern God’s providence in the moment, but could see how God’s good plans were evident in retrospect? Can this remembering give you hope for today?

Prayer: God of our past, present and future, when present circumstances baffle and challenge us, test and upend us, we struggle to see your good plans and we worry about the future. We know you promise to hear us when we call. We know your word is trustworthy and true. When we cannot yet perceive your providence, sustain us and give us hope until that time when we see your good plans for us come to fruition. Amen.

- Jill Duffield © 2020 Presbyterian Outlook

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