Lamentations 3:21–23 This I recall to my mind; therefore have I hope. It is because of the LORD’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his compassion doesn’t fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
There was chaos, darkness, destruction, seeming hopelessness, just like it was in the beginning and darkness was upon the face of the deep. But because the Spirit of God was there He made a difference. How? Good question. When the word was spoken, the command and imperative was given: ‘”Let there be light!” and there was light.’
On this occasion in this scripture, Jeremiah was surrounded by darkness, depression, despair, even desperation. Then he reminded himself of the goodness of God, the grace of God, the compassion of God, the unfailing love of God and his heart warmed up; he was encouraged. Light came. Hope came. Release came. The circumstances may not have changed but there was a different perspective and it made a world of difference.
Similarly, you have to see beyond the outward appearance in your circumstance. See the goodness of God, His mercies in times past. Remind yourself that He has not changed. He remains good in all His ways. His love for you is boundless-as far as the heavens are above the earth, deeper than the deepest ocean, wider than the widest expanse you can imagine. He loves you with an everlasting love-no matter how dark it may seem.
Remember the darkness that pervaded the life of Joseph despite his excellence, integrity and Purity. Joseph remained resolute and the difficulties became stepping stones and ladder for him to climb up to the pinnacle of success. Yes, all things worked together for his good.
So take your eyes off your circumstances and the winds of adversities that blow around you and focus on Jesus-the Author and Finisher of your faith. Remember, when Peter took his eyes off Jesus because of the boisterous wind, he began to sink.
So my friend, recall God’s power in times past and remain steadfast, immovable, knowing whom you serve and whom you have believed. He never fails.
Recall the testimonies He had given you in times past like David did when he faced Goliath. Review the past mercies and affirm that He remains the same and that He is the Unchanging Changer. His mercies are new every morning and great is His faithfulness. Press on with confidence for the mark of the prize of the high-calling in Christ Jesus and it will not elude you. You will come out with a great substance. You will garner a great harvest to the glory of God. This present darkness is an announcement of your coming glory, just like the lights-out in a theatre that announces the beginning of a movie. Relax and watch what God is about to do in your life. Rejoice and give glory, praise and thanks even before you see. That is an act of faith that will spur you on as you wait. 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles , They shall run and not be weary , They shall walk and not faint. Isa40
Recall and declare. Review and confess, proclaim, announce, share. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony , and they did not love their lives to the death. Rev12:11 Recall, Recount and Review and Rise