This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23

If you read through the Old Testament in the Bible, you can see that God constantly had to remind the Israelites of all that He had done for them in the past. I used to be pretty critical of the Jewish people because they seemed to constantly be complaining and forgetting all that God had already done for them. One day God spoke to my heart through a sermon where the pastor told us that we were no different from the Israelites. We were constantly worrying about things and fearful that God was not paying attention to what was going on in our lives.

When I stop and “recall to my mind” like it says in verse 21, then of course I have hope! God has come through in my life in some amazing ways. I almost died from blood loss after a surgery to remove a tumor from my pancreas 20 years ago. On top of saving my life after that surgery, God made the tumor benign. That is a rare occurrence for a solid tumor on a pancreas.

On more than one occasion, God has spared me from car accidents that would have most certainly caused severe injury, if not death. God has spared my family from illness, our home from tornadoes, and the list goes on and on.

When our son Calvin died, this verse was still true. The circumstances were extremely hard but God came through like He always does. He gave us just enough grace and mercy to make it through each day. He healed our hearts when it seemed that the wound was so deep that it would always be a deep cavern of grief. I knew I could trust Him in that darkest trial because I could recall the other times He had been there for me and for others.

Trust Him today. You will find Him truly Sufficient and Always Faithful.


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