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Memory Monday – Week 85

What words has the Lord spoken to you? Psalm 119:49-50 says, “Remember your promise to me, your servant: it has given me hope. Even in my suffering I was comforted because your promise gave me life.”

This verse calls us to remember and reflect on what the Lord has spoken. Besides the word of God, I think when we hear from the Lord the best thing we can do is write it down – similar to what Habakkuk 2:2-3 tells us. The promises He has spoken and His word are what make hope arise. At the end of the day, whether it’s a good or bad day, His word and the blue sock moments He has spoiled us with are what motivate me with hope and remind me to keep pressing forward. It amazes me that no matter what happens throughout my days, the minute I open up His word and reflect on His promises my hope is renewed. For those who feel like they haven’t heard from the Lord I encourage you to seek Him and read His word and you will gain understanding of more of His promises.

Just like the Psalmist, when we have hope in the word, then we can find comfort, even in our suffering. Comfort and suffering are probably two words that we never thought would go in the same sentence, but I love that with God this is possible. God wants us to find our comfort in Him while we are suffering. This verse is written during a trial, not after coming out of the trial and is proof that no matter what we face the Lord will comfort us when we seek Him.

Lastly, His promises give us life! There is power in our words and there is power in His word and when we combine them, life is produced. Not only spiritually, but physically and emotionally too! Find comfort, not in this world, but in Him during your trials.

Memory Monday - Week 85

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8 Comments
  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 11:15h, 02 March Reply

    We all go through suffering, so I’m glad God offers comfort through it… we’d all give up otherwise, I think.

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 12:34h, 02 March Reply

    I like where you said we should write it down. I often forget to do that but when I do, it sticks with me much longer.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 16:02h, 02 March Reply

    I love the point you made that this was written DURING a trial. So often, it is easy for us to pass along comfort to others AFTER we have endured and outlasted a trial, and it can seem so easy to do that when we are not the one who is doing the suffering. But, as you said, comfort and suffering can be stated in the same sentence, because we know the One Who alleviates and relieves our suffering. We are able to comfort others with the same comfort we are being comforted with WHILE we are suffering, because the Comforter is on board and alive and dwelling within us! Within the last few years, I have begun to take a pen and paper with me when I go in to have prayer. As God deals and speaks, I have started writing it all down. Later, I go back and read it, and I am amazed to see how applicable His Words are to me and my family. I love that you suggested for us to do this. It is an invaluable gift to have the King of Glory stoop and condescend to speak to us, His creation, and when He does that, it is SO worth writing down and passing on to others. He is a faithful God! Thank you for this wonderful, edifying post. I received so much good from it. 🙂 Praying for you.

  • Ruth bethany
    Posted at 20:44h, 02 March Reply

    Sweet Caroline,
    As this child has been growing inside of me, it has not been without prayers that the Lord would bless you and Colby with a child. He has used this child in me to remind me to keep praying for you both as I so long for the Lord to bless you with a child! Thinking of Elizabeth’s story of infertility in the beginning Luke and how John the Baptist HAD to come when he did (not any earlier or any later) in order to prepare the way for Jesus. So also your child will come in the EXACT time they need to given the good and eternal plans God has for you, your family and your child. And just as the whole town knew of Elizabeth’s infertility and desire for a child, when she became pregnant, the rejoicing was multiplied because it wasn’t just her praising God for this child, but the town. That will happen for you, the rejoicing will be multiplied! Praying God continues to strengthen you as you wait expectantly and the your hope is anchored in Him.

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 10:54h, 03 March Reply

    i read The Bible when i came home from the hospital after my miscarriage surgery last year, and i remember reading about how Elizabeth’s baby kicked in her womb when she heard Mary’s voice, and at that moment I knewww that I would feel that one day. I was filled with such pain, but also with such certainty + hope. it took another 8 months, but the promise came true <3

  • ~Hope
    Posted at 22:05h, 03 March Reply

    Finding your blog for the first time, today. And so glad I did! You are so right that there is power in our words. One thing I remember often (though never often enough ) after reading “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp is when she talks about this… even when we’re having a terrible moment or time, speaking out loud that we aren’t can make such a huge difference in my day. It sounds silly and feels so foreign, but it’s so stinking true! In the book she’s referring to things like – in the midst of an argument, speaking life and positivity about the person you are frustrated with. And oh my WORD does it make a difference. So why wouldn’t it with his promises?! Thank you so much for this post. I look forward to reading more!

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 12:32h, 06 March Reply

    Love this my friend.

    I always dive into the word in the morning and then before bed. I read a bit with the girls for homeschool and they have a Bible story before bed. However, lately, I’ve felt like it’s not enough… I need more of the Lord’s presence in my day. So I’m trying to incorporate an independent prayer/devotion time after lunch every day.

    I struggle with waves of closeness and distance from the Lord. I really don’t like it when I’m feeling alone because I know I’m not but it’s still not welcome.

    Sorry for rambling on. Obviously your post struck a chord with me.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

  • Cindy Hasko
    Posted at 05:50h, 08 March Reply

    So beautiful. I love this post!! And you said it perfectly: “For those who feel like they haven’t heard from the Lord I encourage you to seek Him and read His word and you will gain understanding of more of His promises.” You should make a pic for that quote and post it on Instagram. Great words and thoughts Caroline!!

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