Day 37–ACFW members unable to attend the conference.
Jer. 29:11–For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Oh, dear Father in Heaven, sweet Lord Jesus, blessed Holy Spirit,
Comforter, thank you for this reassurance to those whose hearts break because they cannot be at the conference. They long for the learning and the fellowship and opportunities there. And you are aware of all that,just as you are aware of the number of hairs on our head, and of each sparrow that falls to the ground.
You know us, and you hold our lives and our futures in your able hands and you do have good plans for us.
You said to the widowed mother at Nain, “Don’t cry.” Then you raised her son from the dead and gave him back to her. So, we can trust you to see our heartaches and our hopes and needs.
You created all things for your pleasure. That would include every one of us. And when we failed to be a pleasure to you, you took our punishment on the cross, forgave our rebellions, and filled us with your Spirit and power, so that we, believing, could be what you created us tobe in the first place–a pleasure to you! We can trust a God like you!And we can trust your plans for us. You want things to go well for us.So, please, Lord, lift our heads and our spirits and increase our faithand our joy, and let us walk in the paths you’ve given us for your glory, be it writing–or something else–knowing that you know, yousee, you care, and are working all things out for our good!
In the mighty name of Jesus Christ,