Sunday, November 6, 2011

I Believe

High country in Colorado

I believe You are
And I believe You'll always be
I believe that when You call
You'll make a way for me
I remember, I look back
And what else can I see
You have always
Been there
So I believe.

Sometimes things just don't go as they should.  Or we can't even tell how they should be going.  What is God's plan, after all?  Does He have one?  Why would He ask me to go through what I'm going through?

It helps me, then, to remind myself of what He's done in the past.  To remember Who He is and what He's done for me, for my friends, even for people I've only heard of or read about. 

"Why are you cast down, O my soul?
         And why are you disquieted within me?
         Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him
         For the help of His countenance.
 O my God, my soul is cast down within me;
         Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan"
(Psalm 42:5-6)

I like to go back to my favorite Bible verses during these times, reminding myself of what they mean and have meant to me in the past.  Sometimes some journal review is in order, too.  I have so many favorite texts; they're all underlined so I can find them when I need them. :)  Here is just one:

"You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.
'I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye."
(Psalm 32:7-8)

How do you remember what God has done for you?

1 comment:

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

I think it is very important to remember what God has done or us in the past. Thanks so much for such an encouraging reminder.
Lisa :O)