I CALL THIS TO MIND

(Post by: Lilly Hobbs)

On June 7th, The Few officially hit its Two Year Anniversary. If I’m totally honest, I didn’t know if I would have any strength in me to actually “celebrate” Two Years.

I thought I would be experiencing more grief and heartache, than joy and gladness.

This is probably not how you expected me to start off this “Happy Two Years” post I’m sure, but the reason I’m sharing my heart here is because I never want to make it seem like The Few is living in this unrealistic dream where we are always “living the dream”.

Has God done some crazy and amazing things over the past two years? Yes, absolutely! But I would be putting on a show if I didn’t tell you that so very many tears have been shed in the process of walking this thing out that Jesus has called us to.

Truth is, I was really scared to hit two years, because a couple months ago, I wasn’t even sure anyone would be celebrating with me. I was scared that this ministry that God has given me to lead would appear to be a complete failure to others.

That I, myself, would look like a failure.

At this time, I don’t think I’ve ever related with anything more in my life than I have Lamentations 3. In the midst of doing ministry and showing up for people, I can certainly think of moments where it felt like I was just “grinding my teeth on gravel” as it mentions in verse 16.

I know that sounds dramatic and over the top, but those times when the enemy is working against you and trying to make you feel rejected by God and His love, is real. Those moments that He’s trying to take your eyes off of your Savior and get you to focus on the seriously low situation at hand is extremely tough to fight against.

And the enemy wants to trick us into thinking that that’s our reality.

But thank God we can move past those feeling’s and find an overwhelming sense of security in verses 21-23 which says, “Yet I call this to mind, and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!”

Can I get an amen y’all?! This is the climax in the book of Lamentations!

The author is coming to a realization of something. He’s remembering the things that God has done in the past. Look at how verse 21 starts off, it says, “Yet I call this to mind”.

His perception of rejection changes and becomes a reality of hope!

Remember… God doesn’t change when your emotions and circumstances do. He is constant and His faithfulness never ceases to meet every one of our needs.

So, today, as I look back at the hurt and scars that I’ve gathered over the past two years, I call to mind that I do indeed have hope.

A hope and a joy that no one can take away or tread upon. I can celebrate that today, and so can you, friend.

You can call His faithfulness to mind morning, after morning, after morning. Because His mercies are new, today.

“If we are faithless, He is faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” {2 Timothy 2:13}

SO WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE?

= What’s one thing God has done for you in the past?

= Do you “call it to mind” and remember it often?

= What are you going to do differently?

4 thoughts on “I CALL THIS TO MIND

  1. Caitlyn says:

    This is really encouraging and timely, thank you for sharing! God has given me peace in anxiety and joy when I feel discouraged, and He has redeemed me from every sin! I need to call this to mind more often and meditate on His Word so that I can always have joy and peace in Him. God bless you girls, keep seeking and serving Him!

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  2. Lemoncake11 says:

    I can’t believe that it has been two years! God is doing great things! Our Lord is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) He is steady and we can always rely on him. He gives us hope and a future, even in the tough times. Rejoice in that.

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