In all my years of sitting on a church pew and even when reading articles about keeping a positive outlook, I have learned this: When you are in a dark place, facing something that looks overwhelming or even impossible….rehearse all the time that God has seen you through all the other dark times in your life. All the times He has encouraged you, gave you strength to face the situation, and has saw you through it. In the midst of replaying past victories, you somehow realize that He has never left your side, and that if He has seen you through that much already, He certainly won’t leave you now. Here are a few thoughts I meditate on when facing hard times:

There has never been a day that He has left my side.

There has never been a day when I would whisper His name and not immediately feel His presence.

There has never been a day that I have had to go without His love.

There has never been a day that His strength wouldn’t make up for my lack of strength.

There has never been a day that He hasn’t encouraged me.

There has never been a day that He hasn’t made me look better than I really am.

There has never been a day His grace hasn’t just covered me, but engulfed me, fully, and without hesitation.

There has never been a day that I have had to face completely alone.

There has never been a day that His mercies were not extended toward me.

There has never been a day that I was confronted with a cold shoulder from Him, instead I have always been accepted with arms wide open in love toward me.

There has never been a day that His provision hasn’t supplied my needs.

There has never been a day that my decision to take a right or a left on my life’s path has caught Him by surprise and He didn’t have a plan for me.

There has never been a day that I have had to search for something to be thankful for.

There has never been a day that He has made me feel like I am not enough, instead He makes me feel capable, empowered, and strong.

There has never been a day that He has left me in fear without a hand stretched out in reach for me.

There has never been a time I was confused and had no idea what to do that He didn’t have an answer on it’s way to me.

There has never been a time I have been completely and utterly without hope. He is full of  hope of a better tomorrow.

There has never been a time I have been rejected by Him.

There has never been a day that He has talked bad about me or made me to feel lesser of person, instead I am reminded who I am and WHOSE I am.

There has never been a day that being in His presence didn’t leave me longing to be with Him even more, knowing Him even more.

There has never been a day that didn’t end and I was given a fresh new day to begin.

No….not one single day…

 

Today my hope is that you know you are not alone, you are loved unconditionally, and that there is a God that thinks very highly of you. Bet He even carries your picture in His wallet.