Most of us have gone through or going through some challenging times in our lives. During times like these we find it hard to come up with a solution to the problems we face. The answers are no where in sight. We pray, we quote scriptures, but it seems the challenges just won't go away.
It is during these times that God is at work, He is is working all things for our good. I sometimes find myself quoting Jeremiah 29:11 - 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. My expectation and hope would feel as if they were at the peak, but still the challenges seem to linger.
I recently was reminded that when God reassured the children of Israel in Jeremiah 29:11 that He had their interest at heart. They were in exile, but He would bring redemption. Even as we face our "exile" experience, be encouraged that God has a plan and we will be redeemed in the time and way He sees fit.