Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans that I have for you declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.Great! But that doesn't mean we get to just sit there and say, God will take care of me. The very next verses say
Then you will callSearch. Actively search with ALL YOUR HEART. He still sent the Israelites into exile because of disobedience... and then he brought them out according to His plan.
upon Me and comeYou will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,' declares the LORD, 'and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile. and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.