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Fresh Start : Restored Life : Plans A, B and C

Plans A, B and C

Illustrating a Truth of Mending the Broken Heart

All scripture citations are from the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted.

It is hard to go forward carrying the past with us, especially broken dreams. Because those dreams gave us hope and vision for our future, we can't imagine how our life can work now that they are broken beyond our ability to repair them. Take heart! The Father is never at a loss for new dreams to give us—dreams of a restored life and a fresh start.

Our life could go like this: Plan A began as a gift from God with dreams pointing us in the right direction to travel; Plan B came from the enemy who "busted" those Plan A dreams through our own sins or those of others, and now we feel there is no going back; Plan C unfolds as we surrender everything to Christ our God, fully forgive and release the past, and stand ready to walk into a bright future following Jesus step-by-step with a new God-given vision for a restored life!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

"And he said, "Hear my words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream." Numbers 12:6

"For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end - it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay." Habakkuk 2:3


Father, thank You for the dreams You gave me. How they nourished my heart and pointed my life in right directions as I began my journey! Thank You for not holding the breaking of those dreams against me and I choose to not hold it against myself or anyone else. I choose to freely give those precious dreams back to You now in hopes of receiving new ones. I am ready to go forward with You into the future You have in mind! I believe You have new dreams, even greater dreams to bestow, so I open wide to the possibilities of a fully redeemed life with You. Help me to trust and follow Jesus step-by-step.

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