July 14, 2014

Remembering


I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness, the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember, the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there’s one other thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning.
    How great is your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over) He’s all I’ve got left.
God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.
It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God.
It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times.

Lamentations 3:21-25 MSG




I woke up this morning remembering. 

Or rather, choosing to remember.

Remembering what's true… 

Of God. 

Of me.

Of my journey with him. 

Oh, what a precious gift it is to remember! How it rescues my heart, time and again. How it brings life back into focus and ushers in such comfort and hope. And oh, how desperately my heart needs it!

"But there's one thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope..."

YES.

Yes, we must hang on. We must hold fast. We must remember…

That his mercies are new every morning. He gives grace upon grace upon grace. He keeps no record of our faults, for he sees our beauty and not our sin. He calls us worthy and valuable. He calls us HIS. His love never fails, or runs dry and out. He's always faithful and so very good. He's with us and for us. He will never leave us, abandon us, or walk away. He's our refuge and strength… our strong tower. He rescues us. He saves us. He delights in us, and he even sings over us.

Don't forget. 

Remember.

Because by remembering, we keep a grip on hope. 


What truths are you remembering these days? What is God bringing to mind and etching on your heart? I'd love to hear…


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  1. Oh Jenny, I just discovered your Instagram and your blog this morning. What a true blessing to my life! You and the way you live are a true inspiration. You've inspired me to get in His Word this morning, and pray. Not a prayer for something, but a prayer of gratitude. A prayer thanking God for his mercy, and a morning filled with new blessings, new opportunities to glorify him. I prayed for a heart like his, because then everything I do today will come from a good place. There will be no self attacks, there will be no judgement of others, there will be no unkind words or sinful thoughts. There will be love, kindness, compassion, mercy, and grace.

    So, thank you Jenny, you were my first blessing today! ~~~Linda

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    1. Oh Linda… thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you found me here and on Instagram! I'm blessed to know my post encouraged you in your walk with God. Doesn't it make such a difference when we begin our days remembering and coming back to what's true, when we choose to abide in Jesus? I hope you sensed him close today, and experienced him in fresh, new ways. Blessings to you...

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