Just Bad Luck?

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Jeremiah 29:11

I was riding a motorbike and went over a bump and got a little airborne while I was in the air the bike stand came down, caused me to have an accident. I broke my collarbone fractured my skull, I was a wreck.

Was it just bad luck that caused that stand to go down? Is our life just a collection of random events, driven by chance, without any rhyme or reason or purpose? That’s not what the Bible says.

In Jeremiah chapter 29 God says:

“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

Our lives aren’t a collection of random events. They’re God’s plan. And his plan is ultimately for our good.

He promises that he wants to give us hope and a future. God desired this so much that he carried out his plan of salvation. He sent Jesus to live and die for you. From the beginning of time he had planned to send the Savior to bear your sin so that he could love and forgive you. He wants you to be with him in heaven.

So no matter what his plan may be for you in this earthly life, that is the goal he desires for you. So trust him. Trust that he loves you in Jesus and that his plan is to give you hope and a future in heaven. Amen.