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.”
This verse certainly applies to children, and I use it often when writing a word of encouragement on a graduation card. But I’m so glad that this verse has no expiration date. God has plans for our future until we take our last breath in this world, and the exciting part is that He has plans for us beyond that. Our value and usefulness extends into eternity…and that defines hope.