It Is Good To Be Reminded

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Posted by Lisa Arnold

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My tea cup reads “Out of my mind, be back in 5 minutes”.

But I don’t want to be back because being in my mind for these past several days is a chaotic, boisterous, violent swirl of negativity that is threatening to devour my very being. Sounds harsh, yes. But depression can be so completely defeating and I need to stay out of my head for fear of becoming consumed by what I am battling.

And then I hear it -- the clicking of something against my watch. They are my reminder bracelets, one I made and the other made by a friend. I wear them every single day without fail. They remind me of God’s promises and as long as I keep moving, they are reminding.
God is Who He says He is.
God can do what He says He can do.
I am who God says I am.
I can do all things through Christ.
God’s Word is alive and active in me.  (from Believing God by Beth Moore)
So I remind myself of the limited power my troubles have:
“...In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the worldJohn 16:33
And I remind myself God brings peace; He is my rock while everything crumbles around me:
 “You keep him in perfect peace    whose mind is stayed on you,    because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever,    for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.Isaiah26:3-4
Because:
“In love I am blessed, chosen, adopted, favored, redeemed, and forgiven” – Beth Moore
Are you experiencing trouble today?

May I suggest you wear something to remind you of God’s promises? Buy a bracelet, make one, tie a ribbon on your wrist. Do whatever it takes to remember.

Keep moving, because in the moving we are reminded. Run, walk, crawl if you must…to the very One who is always moving like life giving water, our Savior and Redeemer. Keep your eyes on Him. He has already overcome the world and He will bring you through whatever you are going through. You will not be consumed.



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