Journal Entry ~ 01/31/18

21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 
22 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 
23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 
24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."  - Lamentations 3:21-24

There is so much truth in this verse for an anxious mind like mine.  These verses are quickly becoming some of my most treasured. If we need hope, we can find the comfort we need right here in these words. When the world is crashing around us and we're overwhelmed with the trials in our lives, we are told to call to mind these truths about God, and we will find hope when all seems lost. 

We need to remember His steadfast love for us never ends. His love for us is an unrelenting, ever-chasing, never ending love. He doesn’t give up, He doesn’t turn His back, He doesn’t storm out on us.  He is steadfast, His love is pursuing and unconditional. Just think about it - He loved us so much that He gave His life for us, how could we possibly believe He doesn't love us enough to rescue us from our current situation?  

We need to remember His mercies are new every morning. He knows what we're going to face today before we know it, and He already has mercies stacked up and ready to go that are especially prepared for what we will face. There is so much peace in knowing He goes before me, and prepares for me what I need. No matter what we face, He will be there.  

We need to remember great is His faithfulness. I don't think great is a big enough word to describe His faithfulness. He comes through every single time to fulfill His promises to us. Every single time. It may not be how we want it to work out, it may not even be how we can imagine it working out, but every single time, He will work it out for our good. We can count on that. 

Finally, He is our portion. He is all we need. In this crazy, distracting world, there is so much pull to believe that there are other things that we need - we need our finances to improve, we need this relationship/job/situation to work out, we need him/her to be healed/saved. But the reality is we don't. We need Him. And we need Him every day - how can we possibly expect Him to show up every day in our life with His love, His mercy, His faithfulness if we don't put Him first every day?  We need to make Him our priority and our portion.... because it is there that we are told we will find our hope. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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