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Remembering God’s Faithfulness

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Trust that God is with you, and He will overcome every obstacle you face. You are not alone, and the One who holds the universe in His hand will take care of you.

These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng (Psalm 42:4).

Life is hard. When circumstances get difficult or out of control, it's easy to think that God has forgotten you or can't hear your prayers. In those seasons, it's so important to remember that the Lord is faithful, and He never changes. How can we do that when everything around us seems to shout the contrary? When facts, emotions, and other people scream that you have no hope, do these things:

READ & MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE

God speaks through His Word, and His Word never fails. It always accomplishes the task He sends it to do. The Holy Spirit ministers to us by focusing our attention on God's promises. Focus your mind, will, and emotions on what is true. Find scripture that addresses the season you are in right now. Read it quietly, speak it out loud, and get it in your heart. Psalm 27 and Isaiah 41:10 promise we have nothing to fear because God is with us. John 16:33 reminds us that Jesus helps us overcome even the toughest circumstances. Romans 8 tells how Jesus saved us when we couldn't save ourselves. Hebrews 12:7 encourages us to endure all hardship as discipline. Romans 5:3-4 challenges us to persevere because it produces good character and hope.

REMEMBER GOD'S FAITHFULNESS TO FRIENDS & FAMILY

Are you praying for a baby? Remember the stories of those who waited and prayed for years to get pregnant. Are you believing for a family member to know Jesus? Remember the friend who saw that miracle happen in the life of their grandmother or uncle. Rehearsing God's goodness to others stirs our faith for His work in our lives. God has been faithful to them, and He will be faithful to you.

WORSHIP THE LORD THROUGH MUSIC

Stir your affections for the Lord through music. Find a favorite song that speaks to your situation, and sing it out. King David encouraged himself in the Lord when he was down, knowing his God was more constant than his emotions, truer than anything he was feeling. That doesn't mean our feelings aren't important, but we need to channel them toward the Lord. Worshiping Him through music is a powerful tool to focus us our hearts on His goodness.

BE FAITHFUL WITH LITTLE & PRAY GOD WILL TURN IT INTO MUCH

Sometimes the hardest thing to do, but the most essential, is to get on with life. After you've prayed, spoken scripture, celebrated His faithfulness to others, and sang your heart out, you've got to step out in faith to live every day. Trust that God is with you, and He will overcome every obstacle you face. You are not alone, and the One who holds the universe in His hand will take care of you.

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