Catch a falling star and put it in your pocketI need to remember the good things that happen to me and the promises from God.
Never let it fade away
Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Dark days and rainy days will come when I need to pull out those good things, those blessings, those promises; and look at them.
God is good, no matter what our circumstances. The negative circumstances can try to envelop us, but if we've got the good news in our memories, we can feed on that. This is different than being in denial or just disconnected from reality.
If you look at the book of Lamentations, chapter three; you will read the prayers and thoughts of someone going through a horrible season. He is pretty articulate describing his pain and he believes God is responsible for his misery. He describes his pain for twenty verses, finally writing:
I'll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,Then he writes this:
the taste of ashes, the poison I've swallowed.
I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
the feeling of hitting the bottom.
But there's one other thing I remember,We can't make our problems disappear, but we can remember God's goodness and bring that to bear on top of or in the midst of everything. The memory is from a person, like a love note tucked away in a safe place.
and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:
God's loyal love couldn't have run out,
his merciful love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every morning.
How great your faithfulness!
I'm sticking with God (I say it over and over).
He's all I've got left.
I also believe that we must let go of the disappointments because they stifle faith and breed unbelief. If you meditate on disappointment, you're on your way to believing God is unfaithful and you're positioned in a posture of unbelief towards God and your heart is closed.
As with all my posts, I am preaching to myself and sharing with you! Hold onto the blessings and take good care of them.