Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
When ever God’s people would hit a hard place in their journey the LORD would always go back and remind them of what He had already done for them and what He had already brought them through. For example in Exodus 13:3, the Bible says, in part, “Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place:” Moses says in so many words, don’t forget this day and how God delivered you. And He delivered you with the strength of His hand. He didn’t even have to use His arm or legs. There was enough strength in just one hand.
In Deuteronomy 7:18 the LORD said to Israel, :Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;”
When we find ourselves in those places of despair and desperation and it feels as if defeat is just ahead, it is time to go back and remember God’s marvellous works and the wonders of what He has already done. To begin with, look at His creation. How does the earth stay in its proper place and in proper relationship to the sun and the moon? Look at the miracle of birth. How does two microscopic seeds produce a full grown adult capable of a meaningful and productive life?
As Israel reached places of apparent defeat in her journey, the LORD would direct her attention back to what He had already done for her. In fact God’s past wonders are still celebrated as the Passover is observed every year in commemoration of Israel’s deliverance from bondage in the land of Egypt.
How many times has the LORD delivered us from some hard taskmaster and some bondage in our life? How many times could we have passed from this life into eternity that we are aware of? What about the most wonderful and marvelous miracle of all, the eternal salvation of our soul?
Despite the mistakes and wrong choices in our pasts, we still woke up this morning with Jesus Christ living in our heart. He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. Not because of who we are but because of who He is! What ever we are facing today, He will be there with us. We can trust Him!