The one way I’m finding hope in these difficult times
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The news reports, Facebook posts, forwards, text messages being shared over the past few weeks have been nothing short of being overwhelming.
Yes, we are in a time and season like no other.
But even in all of this, may we never forget that God has not changed.
We do have hope in these difficult times.
Difficult times call for Memorial Stones
This past week I was reminded to take time out to set memorial stones, like Joshua did, around my home. (You can find this in your Bible, in the book of Joshua, chapter 4)
Don’t worry, these memorial stones don’t mean physical rocks but are to be symbolic reminders of what God has done, possibly in the form of Post Its, phone reminders, a memo board, a journal… anything.
This word, “EBENEZER“, came to mind. The word reference is found in 1 Samuel 7:12. It means “Thus far the LORD has helped us“.
Now reflect back upon your life on every single thing God has taken you through.
It’s easy to forget or bury what God has done for us, the way He has shown up for us, the way He has made the impossible possible when we’re discouraged, overwhelmed, scared, and/or worn out.
I was reminded of that line in Psalm 124: “If it had not been for the LORD”
If it had not been for the LORD…
my husband could have died when he fell off the terrace as a young boy.
I could have had a stillbirth when my oldest daughter was born.