Remember What God Has Done

By David Wilkerson

English: The young Hebrew David hoists the hea...

English: The young Hebrew David hoists the head of the Philistine Goliath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

We have a tendency to forget every good thing God has done for us. When we face
new challenges we often do not remember our deliverance from old ones.

When David stood before Goliath, he rehearsed his past victories in order to
build up his faith. He recounted, “And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept
his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of
the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his
mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him,
and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this
uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the
armies of the living God” (1 Samuel 17:34-36).

Moses reminded Israel of all their past deliverances and then he warned them:
“Take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the
things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the
days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons” (Deuteronomy
4:9).

The Bible says of Israel: “They kept not the covenant of God . . . and forgot
his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them” (Psalm 78:10-11). Like the
Israelites, we have the same tendency whenever we face a new trial or
affliction. We say, “Oh, God, this time it’s too much for me to face.” But God
answers, “Simply look back and remember Me!”

If need be, keep a journal to remind yourself of God’s great deliverances in
your life. Jot down a few notes at night before going to bed. Do whatever it
takes to remind yourself of all the things He has done for you, all the
heartaches you have been through and the deliverance He brought. Then, when
your next affliction arises, open your notebook and say to the devil, “You’re
not going to deceive me this time. My God brought me out before, and He will do
it again.”

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