for I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will hear you. you will seek Me and find Me; when you seek Me with all your heart, I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
—jeremiah 29:11-14.