As I mentioned, I am reading the Unglued Devotional by friend Lysa TerKeurst. You don’t have to have read her book (but I most definitely recommend you do) to have read the devotional.
I am giving the Holy Spirit permission to really mess with me, to challenge my reactions and responses to life’s circumstances. I want to be different in each day. These verses from Jeremiah come to mind this morning as I think of different:
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord, to the one who seeks him.”
The verses prior, Jeremiah was remembering his afflictions and the wrong that had taken place around him. He had every reason to become unglued. Instead of coming unglued he says, “Yet…” he makes an intentional transition in his thinking, choosing to not be depleted in the moment by what was wrong but consumed by knowledge of God’s love,which never fails.
Today, when not if, I am faced with a situation that could potentially cause me to become unglued I want to be different. I want to transition my thinking to God’s love and let His love consume me so that it spills into situation causing it to melt away.