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.”
Sometimes it is easier to quote this scripture than truly to let it resonate in your heart. I knew this scripture by heart as a little girl, but when I read it again after my baby was trached and placed on a ventilator, it was hard for me to believe.
I could not see how God had plans to prosper us, to give us hope, and to give us a future when the future looked so grim. Every doctor that came and saw my sweet Mighty Z shook his head and said there was no way Mighty Z had a future, and no one had even a glimmer of a plan.
Only one little man from India who also was a doctor said, “Don’t worry, momma, it will be a miracle.” That little seed of hope began to grow and I turned my bible back to Jeremiah 29:11 and reread what it said.
I looked up to heaven and I let HIS Spirit pour into me that HE had a plan, HE had a future for my sweet Mighty Z, and HE was sending people my way to water my little seed of hope that the little doctor from India planted inside my heart. I look back and I see the sweetness of God’s love during those dark years.