By Mark D. Roberts | Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD;
I will remember your wonders of old.
O Lord, how quickly I forget! You have indeed done so many amazing and gracious things in my life, not to mention throughout history, more wonders than could ever be numbered. Yet they soon pass out of my mind. And what’s left in their place? Forgetful ingratitude, when I simply take for granted my blessings. Then there’s worry, lots of worry: “Will things be okay? Will I be okay? Will God take care of me? Of my family? What if He doesn’t?” And so I slip into the pit of fretful doubt, as if You have not made Your goodness obvious in so many ways.
Forgive me, Lord. Help me to remember Your wonders of old, and Your blessings of this day too!
Asaph, the author of Psalm 77, chose to remember God’s wonders when he was struggling with doubt. Worried that the Lord had ceased to be gracious, Asaph rehearsed the deeds of the past that revealed God’s goodness. This is something I need to do, not only in times of doubt, but regularly. God deserves the thanks that comes from my remembering, and I need the injection of faith.