Dose of Hope: Jeremiah 29:11

dose of hope - jeremiah 2911 - click through for printable memory verse -
Happy Saturday afternoon, friends. This week’s dose of hope is coming to you a little later than normal, due to what the hubster and I would call a “crazy” Friday night: a bday party for our church. We worshiped, we praised, we Instagrammed, we laughed with friends, the hubster and our loved ones ate chocolate cupcakes and drank lots of red wine, and we crawled into bed way past curfew, totally wiped out and totally in love with our community.

This verse is one I’ve shared before, and you know I’m going to share it again. Because it’s one of my all time favorites, and I think it says in so many words what all of Scripture is trying to drive home: God loves us and He has good plans. It’s perfect as we ease into our #31Days to More of God’s Best and Less of the Mess next month. We’ll get things started on Monday with a quick look at what that phrase even means, because it’s my new all time life mantra. And don’t forget: We want you to be a part of it! It can’t be done alone.

OK, hugs and cupcakes (and a memory verse card below!).

printable memory verse card Jeremiah 2911 wearegospelgirls.comright click on this lil’ square to print a memory verse card fo’ yo’ wallet.

Tell us ahead of time. What comes to mind when you read this verse or think of more of God’s best?



  1. Wow, breaking your own curfew? That *is* a crazy Friday night 🙂 So glad to know you have a community you love and feel safe in. Life’s too hard not to have that and since I’m too far away for us to have in-person community together, I’m really thankful you’ve found a good place to root and grow in.

    And you know I can’t *not* post a different translation of this verse, so here’s the Amplified Bible’s version: “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” I love how it delineates that this is to give us hope in our final outcome–a reminder that even when our circumstances are hard and God chooses not to take us out of them, His purposes are to prepare us for and bring us into an eternity with Him that will far outweigh all that we’ve suffered. I also love that verses 12 and 13 give us the reason for God’s good plans for us–so that we’ll seek Him and find Him and come into deeper relationship with Him.

    Yep. Like all of scripture, this verse never gets old and never stops teaching me new things. Thanks for posting it!


    1. Courtney, I love your love of translations. Bring them on! 🙂 That’s a great one. It really speaks to the message – no matter what the world throws at us, it’s not going to take away the good plans for eternity that God has for us. Just stick with Him.


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