Power in Remembering
Today's reading: Psalm 77:1-20
Sometimes our hurt is so intense, our discouragement feels so heavy, that it's hard for us to even speak. And when we find ourselves in this painful emotional state, the temptation is to doubt God, and perhaps even to turn away to try and solve our problems in our own strength. That's the starting scenario in Psalm 77, but the psalmist resists the temptation to turn from God, and instead chooses to think back about all the previous times and ways that God has been faithful. By the time we reach the closing verses, the psalmist's outlook has changed from one of seemingly utter despair to one of hope and continued trust in and dependence on a good and sovereign God.
How has remembering God's past faithfulness helped you through a difficult time? Do you (will you) talk about how God has guided, protected and provided for you as a way to help and encourage others who are struggling? Tami
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