The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle. They did not keep God's covenant and refused to live by his instructions. They forgot what he had done – the great wonders he had shown them, the miracles he did for their ancestors on the plain of Zoan in the land of Egypt. Psalm 78: 9-12 NLT
How good is your memory? Do you recall the times when God came to your rescue, answered prayer, gave you peace, blessed your family, guided you through hard times and provided for your needs? Do you find yourself more trusting now than in the past? Or do you feel that your trust level is about the same? One way to tell is to see if your prayers sound like those you have prayed before. If you keep on praying for the same kind of things again and again, it is possible that you have forgotten what God has done.
The psalmist speaks of the warriors who flee in battle, not trusting God for their victory even though they have a whole story of how God saved them by miraculous means. This is because they have not been keeping the commandments or following God's instructions.
Do you see yourself as standing tall or fleeing when the enemy approaches? Keep remembering what God has done for you in the past and trust God with your future.
God, I remember all the things you have done for your people and for me specifically. May I stand tall when the enemy approaches. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims