Daily Delight

Saturday, July 16, 2016

I forget things often. I forget what I ate this morning. I forget to call my mom. I forget what I wore the other day. I forget where I left my phone.

But more than forgetting daily details about my life, I forget who God is, how He loves me, and what He says more often than I’d care to admit. I had a mentor in college who would say how we are like leaky pots. A leaky pot gets filled up, but eventually will become an empty pot because it has a leak. And we are the same. If we are not continually filling ourselves up with the truth of who God is and what He says, we will find ourselves empty with doubt and unbelief.

It is so easy to forget the promises of God if we are not remembering them often. When we forget them, we will find ourselves choosing fear over faith, doubt over trust, despair over hope, and distress over peace. But there’s a better way.

Lamentations 3:21 in the message version shows us the way. But there’s one thing I remember, and remembering, I keep a grip on hope...
By remembering, we stay connected to hope. By remembering the truth, we can hold onto trust.
So today if you find your pot is a bit too empty from forgetting, I pray you find encouragement in what the writer of Lamentations remembers. May you remember it too, and find the strength to hold onto hope a little tighter today….

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for 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 for him.' –Lamentations 3:22-24 (NIV) 


About the Author

Stacey Welch≫ ≫Stacey is a daughter, sister, friend, leader, learner, roommate, lover of coffee, chocolate chip cookies, and the moon, and most of all a girl trying to work out God’s grace on the journey. Her love for Jesus and the Word of God spill out of every word she writes and is her hope for life. She is passionate about people grabbing onto God’s love and promises. Stacey is a Cincinnati girl residing in Northern Illinois and spends her days loving on the cutest little boy with Down syndrome. You can find her at staceywelch.com.


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