I seem to get into trouble a lot. I can make a mess out of things. My life is like “an open wound that won’t heal.”TM “I bow my head, then wring my hands, I’m awake all night! I can’t even lay my hand on what specifically is my problem.TM I just know something is wrong. “I go over the days one by one. I ponder the years gone by…wondering how to get my life together.”TM I feel like yelling “.. out to God at the top of my lungs.”TM He still doesn’t answer. I think, “just my luck… The High God goes out of business just the moment I need Him.”TM But then I remember what He has done for me in the past, and my faith is restored. He has been faithful. I’m here, am I not? I eat, sleep, have all the necessities, plus much more. Three things to remember in times of discouragement: God’s faithfulness in the past (this verse), God’s presence in the present (Matt 28:20 “lo, I’m with you always.), and God’s power for the future, (Jer 29:11 – “I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans for good not for bad, plans to give you hope and a good future.”
“…but then I knew. He had never changed; I was the one
who had moved away.”JT