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“Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness” (Psalm 37:3).
Throughout the scriptures, we read that God pleaded for His people to “remember” Him and how He proved His faithfulness to them. God, the Father, wanted His children, to remind themselves of how He proved Himself time and time again in their lives.
In his book A Room Called Remember, Friedrich Buechner describes remembering as “a searching and finding”. Sometimes it takes a searching our past that we find examples of God’s faithfulness to us which brings hope and an assurance that God will continue to be loving and gracious in our lives.
God delights in showing Himself to us. He truly takes pleasure in revealing His faithful acts towards His people.
There is so much significance in the aspect of remembering God’s faithfulness, which is vital, and key to growing and deepening our faith. But, too often, we forget how God has provided for us in the past. It is in remembering what He has already done for us that will draw us into trusting Him when things around us become dark and we become unaware of His presence in our lives.
One of the ways God would share with His people on how to remember His faithfulness, was in commanding them to set up memorials, literal structures and figures. When the people would see them, they would be reminded of what God did which would cause them to rise up in hope and propel them forward with cc and boldness for their next task. These memorials would serve as great visuals so that every time they looked at them, they reflected on God’s faithfulness and would be immediately brought into a place of rest in God knowing that as He provided He will continue to.
In my own personal life, I have set up “memorials” to remind myself of all that God has done in my life so that I will never forget His goodness towards me. Some of these memorials are photos in frames, and others are objects I’ve bought at certain places that remind me of what God did specifically in that particular time of my life. Remembering has brought me to a greater faith and expectant that God will come through.
Nurture yourself with the faithfulness of God. His faithfulness is our food. He is what we must feed ourselves upon daily. Identify and meditate on the ways that God has been faithful to you and then share with others, and teach your children so that His good works would be remembered from generation to generation.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your goodness and kindness towards me. Help me to always remember how You have been faithful in my life. I am so grateful that I can trust You, knowing that You are my hope and my portion, my deliverer and strength. I love you and will never forget that Your hand is upon my life and that you have ordained my very steps.
Questions: Are you at a place where you feel God does not care about your situation? What could you do to help you know that God does care ad that He is available? Can you remember a time when God performed a miracle for you?
About the Author Brigitte Straub