Reading: Jeremiah 29: 11
I'm sure that if you are reading this devotional writing, you have found that when life gets you down and you are facing some trials and tribulations, turning to the Bible more often than not gives you hope and guidance. Passages jump out at you, helping you through your adversities and putting your circumstances into perspective. One of those verses for me just happens to be today's reading.
It is my belief that God has a "master plan" (or should we call it the "Master's Plan") for our lives. God works through each of us, often in mysterious ways. I was reminded of the power of God influencing our lives while riding in the car one summer day. I was traveling with a friend who was going through some particularly troublesome times in his life. He had the radio tuned to a local Christian broadcasting station and what they had on the air hit home for my friend. The program gave some pretty good advice and scriptural backup for one of the problems he was dealing with. When that program ended, the next show featured a girl who went through an ordeal that my friend's brother was facing. It is hard for me to believe that was just coincidence that we were in the car at that time to hear those programs. And, to top it off, the radio in the car had not been working properly for the past few weeks but did that day. I thought, "This has to be part of the Master's Plan, designed to help my friend with the his problems at that point in his life."
Each day, we should go forth with hope knowing that our future is secure and that we will be taken care of. It's all part of the Master's Plan! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Make a commitment to look for where you see God in your daily life. Ask yourself each day, "Where have I seen God today?" If you do these devotions with others, answer that question with each person in your group.
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