11 For I know the (A)plans that I [a]have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for (B)welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a (C)hope.12 Then you will (D)call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will (E)listen to you. 13 You will (F)seek Me and find Me when you (G)search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be (H)found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will (I)restore your [b]fortunes and will (J)gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will (K)bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’
I Love this scripture. God has a plan through our pain... and that is a plan for welfare and a future of HOPE. We can rest in knowing we were going through the hard times that are meant for growth that he will bring us out , but we will be better.
Josh read Romans 15:13
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all (A)joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope (B)by the power of the Holy Spirit.
He WILL fill us with joy and peace. Then we may abound in Hope.
We set our table. Put our Hope rocks that Josh and I made. As a reminder of our little Hope and in memory... And to remind us that God is hope, not matter what situation we face. He is our Hope, Strength, Peace. It was a beautiful event. Something I will never forget. Something I will treasure in my heart always.