Remember God’s FaithfulnessNovember 15, 2008
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s loving-kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23
It’s easy to forget what God brought us out of and instead focus on the negative. In Lamentations the author first remembers all his afflictions, and his soul becomes “bowed down” (3:20). But then he shifts and begins to recall God’s faithfulness, and that is where he receives hope.
You must choose to pull your focus away from the problem and set your gaze straight on Jesus. Recall to mind how good He is, how great His loving kindness is toward you, and how He rescued you in the past.
I shall remember the deeds of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will meditate on all Your work and muse on Your deeds. Psalm 77:11-12
Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power: The day when He redeemed them from the enemy. Psalm 78:41-42 NKJV
Paul considered frequent reminders a safeguard for the church: “Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you” (Philippians 3:1). Go over scriptures about the great deeds of God’s trustworthiness. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). The God who did those miracles in the Bible, who showed faithfulness and provided provision for the Israelites in the wilderness—that God is your God.
Break from spiritual amnesia and stir yourself up by way of reminder (2 Peter 3:1). Write down times that God has been faithful to you so you don’t forget. In order to show a lost and dying world how wonderful and loving God is, you first need to remember the great deeds God has done for you.
God is forever faithful,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®
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