Lamentations 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. ~ Recall means to turn back, to break down and build up. It means to bring home again and call to mind. Deliver again, pull in again, recover, rescue, restore, retrieve, make to return.
When we get our eyes off of God and focus or think upon the wrong things, it will cause faith to waiver, our hope to erode, and our confidence in a faithful God to be questioned. It will cause us to believe the lies of an enemy that seeks to steal, kill, and destroy.
Hope is a necessity if we want faith to work. Hope is a desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment. Hope paints the picture for faith to fulfill. If hope isn’t present, faith has nothing to produce. We know that when we are standing in faith believing God for something, opposition always comes. You may hear an evil report or begin to fear the possibilities of what could go wrong. These have absolutely no evidence of being true, only the voice of the enemy speaking lies to get your focus and mind off of what God has said. We can be filled with faith, joy, and great expectation one day and two days later be in fear, anxiety, and worry without one single thing in our circumstances changing. Why? It’s because we have allowed our minds to wonder from what God has promised and began to focus on what the enemy has spoken. But when we recall to mind the things of God, it will restore hope. When we set our focus and our thoughts on him and his faithfulness, it will tear down the lies of the enemy. It will rescue us from places where the enemy seeks to take us captive. It will bring us back to a place of hope and faith.
So today, recall to mind the promises of God. Recall to mind the faithfulness of God who spoke the end from the beginning and who upholds every word spoken out of his mouth. Refuse to listen to the lies of the enemy. Refuse to look at the impossibilities of a situation. Choose to believe in the possibilities of a faithful God!