Like many christian's in hard times,I have found myself considering Jeremiah 29:11,which says "For I know the plans I have for you,declares the Lord,plans for welfare and not for evil,to give you a future and a hope."It is reassuring inthe midst of trouble to know that God has a plan for us,and that it is a good one.
But while this words written specifically to the exiled nation of Israel are not untrue regarding the modern day Christ-followers stripped off their original context they can be confusing and unhelpful.
Furthermore,their is a danger in holding on to our own idea of what the Lords plans for our welfare,future and hope include.
Instead,we need to let the whole of Gods word define His planned goodness to us.