Call to Mind: {A Call to Perspective for Your Monday}

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in Him.’ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”Lamentations 3:21-26

I don’t know what’s facing you this Monday. You probably don’t fully know.
But however bleak or bright your Monday seems you can have hope.



“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope”

Hope doesn’t spring up in you from external sources.
Hope comes from within. Hope is made strong in our minds.
Hope is bolstered up by what we think and say.
Hope is something that is diligently built in our minds, not a random emotion that happens to fall upon us.

Hope is doesn’t spring up or fall upon or happen to you…it’s built by you.

And yes, hope must a have a source, a truth for you to build upon, but if you leave the truth by itself and never build upon it, you hope will be weak at best.

Hope is built on truth.
Truth must be remembered.

I wonder why it’s the truthful things, the good things, the righteous things that I so quickly forget. My mind clings tightly to the negative things, the painful things, the evil things…but the good slips quickly through. I forget.

I forget God’s goodness to me in past storms.
I forget God’s generosity to me in past droughts.
I forget God’s faithfulness to me in dark places I’ve been before.

I forget that God is a loving Father.
I forget that God thinks good thoughts towards me continually.
I forget that God has and is pouring out mercy and grace upon me.
I forget that God looks at me and smiles…

So let us join the author of Lamentations…the one who foresaw the destruction of many nations and the punishment of many people…let us join him in speech and in action of the mind and tongue.

Let us say, “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope…”

And then let us act.

What do you need to call to mind today? What past goodness of God do you need to bring to the forefront of your mind? What characteristic of God do you need to remind yourself this moment?

Call it to mind.
Speak it out loud or write it down.
Breathe it deeply into your heart and mind.
Apply it to your today and your tomorrow.
Then rejoice in it.


Be blessed

{NOTE: If you can’t think of any examples of God’s past faithfulness to you, call a godly mentor and ask them for some. If you are having trouble thinking of characteristics of God, start with the verses above.}

A Promise Redeemed: {Encouragement for Whatever is Facing You this Monday}

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”Isaiah 43:1b-2

A promise to Israel.
A promise to the Israelite nation.
A promise to God’s chosen people.

A promise for us.







Because this promise is a specific word to specific nation in a specific time, but it is also so much more than that.

It shows the heart of our Savior.
It shows His mercy.
It shows His steadfast love.
It shows His power.

“Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you…”
Isaiah 43:4-5a

You are God’s daughter.
You are loved by God.
You are precious in God’s sight.

You will not be alone.
You will not be overwhelmed.
You will not be burned.
You will not be consumed.

You will pass through deep waters.
You will face raging rivers of doubt and discouragement.
You will walk through the fires of life.
You will be tested in flames.

But you will not be alone or overwhelmed. You will not be burned or abandoned or consumed or lost.

You will be loved. You will be held. You will make it through.

You are created for His glory.
You bear His image and His name.
You were called to bring Him praise

And the radical love of the God who made you and the promise of His presence with you will be enough to bring you to praise in the midst of your storm.
You are His.

Be blessed

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