PROMISE PROCESS PROVISION.
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, 'says the LORD, 'plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.
This gracious promise is described as plans God has for you, plans for "prosperity" that provides a future and a "hope". A tangible element to the future consists in the restoration of the people to their homeland. The restoration, however, is predicated on their seeking God with their whole heart.
Ecclesiastes 8:6 - For their is a proper time and [appropriate] procedure for every delight, Though mankind’s misery and troubles lies heavily upon him [who rebels against the king] The truly wise seek and commonly find the proper time for every action.
Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow[seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth more than they?
The point is not that the birds are idle - an adult bird does not stay in its nest with open beak - but that birds do not worry about what the future holds. Anxious worry shows a lack of trust in God’s knowledge and care.
(Proverbs 16:33 - The lot is cast into the lap, But its decision is from the LORD.
God is working to better your life this very moment. Just because you might not understand what is happening, doesn't mean it's not part of His intended plan.