“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
Don’t you just love looking back on good memories? These pics showed up on my fb from a few years ago—a Labor Day at my sister’s camp by the river.
My hubby and I brought our ATV that day. There are nice fishing holes there and places to just ride all around the woods, with a nice breeze blowing through your hair. We even discovered wild hog tracks!
Here’s a song my young friend, Vanessa, otherwise known as V to me! shared. I totally 💜 it! It’s a new fav! So, when I first listened to it, I have to confess, I was sitting in my car in the church parking lot bawling tears! It touched me so much!
I love Mickey Mangun, and it really fit with the pics and post I was already working on–RIVER.
It’s always better to look back on the good memories, but sometimes we have to look back on the bad. It reminds us from where God brought us. The lyrics in this song could very well have been a part of my testimony!
The old man I use to be is no longer the “me” I am today. When I was baptized in Jesus’ Name, I came up out of that watery grave a new creature! I can’t explain it, but that was the cleanest, purest feeling I have ever felt in my life! All my sins had been put away. I had been forgiven. An expression of a clear conscience toward God.
Now I don’t talk like I use to talk. Or walk like I use to walk. I’ve been set free and so can you! “The promise” is unto all who call on His Name!
On a totally different note….Someone needs desperately to hear this….
All is NOT lost.
You are not doomed. You can make it through this. There’s still hope.
Sure you are encountering setbacks, trials, emotional crisis.
BUT ALL IS NOT LOST.
There is still the moment. The here and now. Not enough money to cover the bills? You can still choose JOY.
ALL IS NOT LOST
You look around and there is nothing but dysfunction, sorrow and turmoil. You wonder where you are going in life. You can still choose PEACE.
ALL IS NOT LOST!
There are no certainties in this life. When the tears threaten to overtake you, and you feel overwhelmed, sad, even hurt. Or all of the above, for that matter….ALL IS NOT LOST! You can choose PATIENCE.
It won’t always be like this.
“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?”
If there has ever been a time it feels like you are in a strange land—a strange place—it’s now. No? But you are strong. You are not a quitter! You are going to make it!
I know that when we don’t have the words to pray, God hears our heart.
Let’s go down to the river, when we don’t have it all together or even know what the future holds. Take another dip in that cool, cool river of living water! And the peace that passes ALL understanding will wash you clean again and refresh your spirit.
God counts your tears as prayer and worship. There will be days you feel tears are your meat both night and day. But all will not be lost. Cling to the Comforter, my friend! Better days are a’coming!