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 (NIV)

Sometimes, people can see God as a strict father.  We think he is looking down from heaven waiting for us to make a mistake so he can punish us.  But God is love (1 John 4:16).  He looks down from heaven and sees us as perfect through the blood of Christ.  He created us with a destiny in mind for each of us.  He has plans to give us hope and a future. 

God, thank you for planning a good future for me.  Help me to walk in the future you have planned.  Use me for your will and glory.  In Jesus name.  Amen.