My soul shall be satisfied was with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.–Psalm 63:5-7
When the children of Israel were taken out of captivity and also in the wilderness, many times they would stray from God or when trouble came, they would start saying “does God not love us?” They would gripe to Moses that God had forsaken them, He had forgot about them and did not care about them. When we read these stories, we so often wonder how could they do such a thing when you think about all the things God had done for them in the past.
We are just like the children of Israel. We forget what God has done for us in the past. How he has taken care of us in troubled times. We so often think about only the now. We hear the phrase history repeats itself, well God repeats himself. Over and over he takes care of us. He provides for us and guides us through though times. Our human nature forgets that.
One time that I had backslid as a Christian, one of the things that helped me get back on track was remembering God, remembering the things He had done for me. It wasn’t on my own doing, the memories started flooding through my head.
I remembered how I walked away from several car accidents when I shouldn’t have. How one time my house as a child was surround by flames, taller than the house only a few feet away, but the house was okay. How I got pinned between a rack and a forklift, with the forklift pushing into me for some time, but I walked away only a little shaken. These are only a few examples of God’s work in my life. There are so many other examples of Him working in my life.
When I started remembering what God had done for me, my heart changed. My perspective changed. If we do not remember what our Lord has done for us, it is easy for us to think he has forgotten us, when we are in a tough time in our lives. We need to always remember the past and how He has provided and guided in our lives.