God never forgets the promises He makes to us who put our trust in Him. But sometimes, especially in those hard and hurting times in our lives, we need to pray back to God His own words. We need to name the truth that we believe about God. We need to claim the hope that God gives us.
For our sake. God knows His Word is faithful and true. Because He is. God knows what He has for us and who He wants to be to us. Our full hope, our very life.
Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. Psalm 119:49-50
Personal Reflections from Sylane: Have you ever prayed anything like this? Like I have?
“Hey, God! Remember when YOU said that You are my Hope? My Strength? My Joy? My Light? My Defender? My Protector? My Provider? My Helper? My Healer? My Comfort? My Wonderful Counselor? My Mighty God? My Ever-lasting Father? My Prince of Peace? My Way? My Truth? My Life?
God those are YOUR WORDS! Not mine!
Well, I need YOU to be ALL of THOSE for me, right now!!! “
And God, in His love, answers us quietly, but firmly, ”I AM WHO I AM. I never change. My Word is True.”
God knows who He is. God always remembers what He promises to His children.
It is we who forget. Or we, at least temporarily, do not keep in the fore-front of our minds the truth of God’s love for us, the peace of God’s presence with us and the hope of God’s promises to us.
It is we who need to remember. Remember what God said. Remember who God is.
So! Go ahead pray back to God His own words. God loves it when we know His Word! (For help check out Genesis 1:1–Revelations 22:21!)
Now, trust God at His Word! God remembers His promises. God remembers you.
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane