“Surely he will never be shaken; The righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
My friend Anna is an inspiration to me. She’s faced challenges that most of us can’t imagine, yet it’s impossible to be in her presence and not see God’s hand in her life. She attributes her hope to one word whispered in a still small voice on her lowest day, “Remember”. So, when I start to lose hope, I ask God what He wants me to remember.
Remember His faithfulness and His provision. Samuel reminded the people of Israel what the Lord had done for them. Time and time again, the children of Israel chose their own way and continued to fall back into bondage. Each time they cried out to the Lord, He was faithful to deliver them. Do your part by crying out to God in remembrance of His faithfulness to you. It isn’t God’s intention to merely keep delivering us. He wants us to stay free! Paul wrote in Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
Remember His promises. God didn’t just promise life. Jesus promised abundant life in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Do your part. We can’t remember what we don’t know. We must spend time in His word and commit Scripture to memory. It’s the Scripture hidden in our hearts that He will use to give us hope.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” Revelation 22:20
Thank You Lord for sustaining me and reminding me that You are faithful. Thank You for the confidence that You will never leave me or forsake me. Thank You for the struggles You’ve used to strengthen my faith and for all that You have in store. Prepare me, Lord, to walk boldly and claim Your promises. Amen.