Week 45 REMEMBER
Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out His Right Hand. I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. I will consider all Your works and meditate on all Your mighty deeds.”
Psalm 77 opens as a lament of Asaph; had God forsaken his cries? It seemed He did. But then, right in the middle of his pity party, Asaph comes to his senses. He remembers God’s earlier deeds and ponders over them, considers how the Lord has answered the cries of His people in the past.
Asaph did the right thing in crying out to the Lord, but he didn’t feel he was getting an answer, or…maybe he just wasn’t getting the right answer.
Sometimes I cry out to the Lord and don’t feel like He’s answering me, but I only believe that because I have an expectation of a certain outcome. Instead, I should have an expectancy in Him, remembering that God is Love, He is a good God, He has wonderful plans for me.
Remembering that my deliverance came in unexpected ways in the past helps me focus on Him, not my need and not the method.