Tuesday, January 10, 2016
As I was reading Psalm 63 yesterday, these three verses stood out and reminded me of a great eternal truth. They read: “My soul shall be satisfied as 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.” (Ps. 53:5-7 KJV) I can relate, and perhaps many other children of God can too, because in our times alone with God, especially in the night watches, we meditate on His goodness and faithfulness. It is at these times that we remember the many times He has rescued us and answered our prayers. Because we never forget these trying times of the past in our lives, we rejoice in the assurance of the upcoming demonstration of His faithful loving care and protection. The reminder of this truth helps us endure every time a new and difficult trial appears in our horizon. It is as though the Lord Himself tells us: “You’ve been down this road before. I helped you then; I will help you again.”
If you find yourself in the middle of an ominous storm in your life today, I pray you too will remember that you’ve been down this road before and that the Lord was with you each and every time. If you will focus on anything in your new trial, let it be on the help you have received before. If you do, you will surely add it to the wonderful memories of the past that will make your future night meditations that much sweeter.
God’s promise for today: (Deuteronomy 7:9) “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.”