I personally find Jeremiah 29:11 to be a powerful promise from God that shows us that He wants the best for us. It shows that God is not out to get us, or take the fun and prosperity out of our lives, rather God wants to abundantly bless us.
God has created us for a purpose, and has filled our lives with plans for our lives that will bring us peace, happiness, fulfillment and much more. The full Bible Verse from Jeremiah 29:11 is shown below in 4 different popular translations.
Jeremiah 29:11 – King James Version
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Jeremiah 29:11 – New King James Version
“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.”
Jeremiah 29:11 – New International Version
” 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 – New Living Translation
“For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
The key to being able to live out these plans that God has for you, is to trust Him, and let God lead you through your life. If we make Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and we make Him number one in our lives, then we open the door to God’s will in our lives, and we can begin living out these wonderful plans that God has designed for us.