I think we can all agree this has been a harsh winter. The weather here has been brutal. Bitter cold. Feet upon feet of snow. There has been an abundance of sadness and devastation in the news.
I've experienced way too many deaths this winter - both in my own family and in the families of my friends. My grandmother passed away in January, then my mom's cousin died and, just a few days ago, my dad's aunt. I've had friends lose their grandparents, a brother, an unborn child.
I've found myself asking God, "How much more, Lord? How much more?" But I'm remind that His mercies are made new each and every morning. And my favorite verse in Jeremiah tells me he has a plan for me. We might not always understand, or see clearly, that plan, but He DOES have a plan for you and for me. We just have to have the faith to look for it.
"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
Have faith, friends. God has a purpose for EVERYTHING in our lives! We just need to look for that purpose and hold on tight to it.