It is Sunday morning and its one of those cloudy winter days where you want to nestle on the couch wrapped in a blanket with a good book. Somedays it is good to relax and recharge. Life can get hectic at times and we all need times of rest and refreshing.

I have been thinking a lot about vision lately.  It says in Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision the people perish.” It is important to have a positive idea or dream about what your life will look like in the future.

I have found this particularly in the case when you are in the middle of a storm or difficult patch. Sometimes all you can see around you is the wind and the waves. It is easy to get overwhelmed by circumstances if you focus on the here and now. However we need to have faith that things will improve.

Faith is the “substance if things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith requires us to look above the storm and on to our secure destination of calm. We can not yet see it in the natural but we see it with eyes of faith.

In Habbakuk 2:2 it says to “write the vision, make it plain.” Lately I have been writing in my journal statements of faith as to where I would like my future to be. Somehow getting it out of my mind on to paper helps to build my faith as to where I am headed. Making positive declarations in line with the Word of God about my situation also helps to build my faith, I encourage you to give it a try.

No matter what you are facing right now God wants to prosper you and give you a future and a hope in Him. Just hear His words of encouragement in Jeremiah 29:11:

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.”

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