I need to remember…

Every now and then I need to remember who God is. I need to go back to the beginning to remember that He loves me and will take care of me. I go back a few years and think of when He was there for me.

Several years ago I started noticing songs. More, by Matthew West, spoke to me of how God loves me more than all the stars. Bless the name of the Lord, by Tree63, spoke to me of how I need to choose to praise God no matter where I find myself. I will praise Him. We Live, by Superchicks spoke to me of forgiveness. I need to let go of those things I harbor in my heart against my fellowman, my husband, my children, my boss, or my neighbor. I just need to let go and forgive. I need to choose to live my life in the present, not dwelling on the past or fearful of the future.

I pick up my remembering book where I store the verses that help me most often. I then remember that God has a plan for me. His plan is to help me have hope and a future. I remember that God calls me to rest in Him. He gives me rest. He is not difficult to follow or understand because he loves me. He says to tell him all my troubles and he will give me peace. I know he hears me because he loves me and I am his child.

To these verses in Jeremiah, Matthew, John and Philippians I add the ones in Daniel. God knows the mysteries of things hidden. He reveals those things to those who ask. He makes me wise and strong. He gives discernment and understanding. He gives knowledge and understanding in both books and life.

In Isaiah 30 God says my strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on Him. The very thing I’ve been unwilling to do. I try to run away, but I always come back. God is not finished with me yet. He’s waiting to be gracious to me. He is gathering strength to show mercy to me. God takes the time to do everything right. I will wait on Him.

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