Deeper Day 219: Whatever it takes to remember

Tonight, as I came into my room to relax before bedtime, I felt drawn to some old videos that I have on my phone. It was surprising how deeply these past memories stir me. Then I felt led to listen to a couple of recordings that I have of prophetic words that have been spoken over me. One in particular, I listened to over and over again.

Then I heard the thought, “Do whatever it takes to remember God’s goodness. To remember that better and more prosperous times have been and will be again.”

Our family has been going through such a lengthy stretching period. We were already stretched before this Covid nonsense happened, so it just felt like one more thing for us. Then riots and all the uncertainty of events that followed. I don’t ever remember feeling more stretched than now.

Since Covid has disrupted the earth, I know all of you are also experiencing different sorts of stretching too. During these times I pray that you’ll do what I’ve done, and continually remind yourself of God’s promises and faithfulness in your life.

It ain’t over til it’s over…they say. This is true. God is still God and until He says different, He still has plans for us. Plans to prosper and not harm us. Plans to give us a hope and future.

Do whatever it takes to remember the good.

When we begin to partner with the death, destruction and fear we see in the earth, then we have stopped partnering with God. Now that’s a sobering thought isn’t it? But Biblical principles remain the same even if our world is changing.

I encourage you to all find a way to partner with your hope and future today. We strengthen ourselves when we choose to imagine our future instead of fearing and dreading it. Fear and dread are what the enemy of our souls wants us to do. When we partner with hope, we partner with God.

Every time I partner with hope it feels like I’ve just taken a deep, calming breath. If you have been struggling with anxiety, this is one way to begin to find relief.

Prayer Moment: God, You are my Hope and Future. Remind me to stay focused on Your goodness over my life. Help me to never partner with the father of lies. Rather, help me to remain steeped in Truth. I will not relent in my pursuit of Hope. I adamantly refuse to give in to the hopelessness and fear that is trying to choke out our lives. God, give me strength every day to face what comes. I am Yours and I will always believe in Your goodness. Thank You for all of Your blessings in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with Whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18