If you don’t decide how you’re going to live, circumstances will decide for you. You’ll see every problem, and how it’s not going to work out. You’ll think, “I don’t feel like going to work; I can’t believe this traffic; I’ll never get any good breaks.” When you dwell on those thoughts, you may not realize it, but you’re choosing to live discouraged, you’re choosing to have a lousy day. The Scripture says, “Joy comes in the morning.” Every morning, God sends a fresh supply of joy. You can dismiss it and think, “That’s not for me. I have too much coming against me.” Or you can receive it and say, “Things may not be perfect in my life, but I know God is on the throne. He’s ordering my steps, His plans for me are for good, so I’m going to enjoy this day.”
1. Jeremiah 29:11
“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.”
2. Esther 4:14
Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.
3. Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
4. Psalm 33:11
The plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.
5. Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.
6. 2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
7. Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
8. Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.