I see my past. God sees my future.
Passage: Jeremiah 29:4–29:14
So much in our past affects and defines the people we are today. Past hurts and struggles shape our view of life. They erode our ability to trust others. They limit the possibilities we see for our present and for our future. When I look in the mirror I see my scars, and those scars rule who we see ourselves to be today.
But God has a plan for our future! And that plan is not determined by our past but by his future. It is a future filled with hope and mission for Him. Our scars do not limit us, but become opportunities to be a blessing. He turns our sadness into joy. Our future is in his hand! When God looks at us, he sees an amazing future in Him!