This morning I was talking with the Lord about how I’m so thankful for this new opportunity to go back to work, how it is such a blessing, and how I am astonished at how He orchestrated it all… but then my heart and mind turned and I started to get anxious about all of the logistics that I need to think through. For example: I need to make a schedule out for the people who will be watching the kids; I need to create a good dinner plan for the week, so that whomever is home can get it started or know what’s on the menu; I need to make sure I iron all my clothes for the week; I need to do laundry so the kids have clothes for the week… I, I, I… yep, that anxiety sure can rear its head and make a mockery out of me.
But then a beautiful thing happened! His Word came to mind! A little back-story: I grew up in a very Bible-heavy church, meaning, a large portion of the Word was read every Sunday morning, and we all stood in reverence for the reading of the Word. And in Sunday School, we memorized verses. And just in conversation we talked through the Word, a lot. And I am so completely blessed by it. There is power in the Word of God imparted to us, and I am a better woman for it.
So, this morning God’s Word popped into my mind: “Yet this I call to mind, and so I have hope.” After trying to do many google searches, with no avail, I thought through the verse one more time, “‘Yet this I call to mind…’ huh, what was the second part of that verse? YES! ‘Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope.” Praise the Lord, that when we hide His Word in our heart He is faithful to bring it to mind in that moment we need it. Here’s the verse He brought to me this morning:
Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait on Him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.’
He was encouraging me that I can have hope because “The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait on Him.” When I make the Lord my portion, He is the one that brings hope and peace and salvation. I don’t need to be anxious about the future because He holds my future and makes me who I am.
Hide God’s Word in your heart. Make it a daily thing. You can’t go into battle without armor, you certainly won’t be able to fight without a sword. Gird yourself up, get that Word deep in you so that when the enemy comes accusing the Lord can bring that Word to mind and you can actually be effective in battle.
I am so thankful for a church that taught me how to love the Word of God!