For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jer. 29:11
Our Heavenly Father desires the very best for us in every aspect of our lives. While His plans may not always be clear, we can rest assured they exceed our expectation. Letting go of the familiar present can be challenging, especially when faced with the uncertainty of the unknown future. But it is in the assurance that our Father knows best that we find the strength to walk by faith, not by sight.
Just as earthly parents observe their children’s development and understand their capabilities, our Heavenly Father sees our potential for growth. Parents recognize when their children are ready to progress beyond their current stage. For instance, when children teethe and show readiness for solid food, parents gently wean them off the bottle. The children might initially resist this change, not understanding that it’s a preparation for something better.
Similarly, in every season of our spiritual journey, our Heavenly Father removes certain things from our lives because He has something greater in store. Let’s willingly yield to His direction and step out in faith. Even though we do not fully comprehend what God has prepared for us, we can trust He knows best, and grow from glory to glory!