REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS DONE
by David Wilkerson[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
Moses instructed Israel, "Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well
remember what the Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt . . . the
signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby
the Lord thy God brought thee out: so shall the Lord thy God do unto all the
people of whom thou art afraid" (Deuteronomy 7:18-19).
What a powerful message! Moses was reminding the Israelites, "No matter what
enemies you face, God has promised you victory over them all. He delivered your
fathers from Pharaoh, and he will do the same for you today!"
"Remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days
of thy life" (Deuteronomy 16:3). "Thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman
in Egypt" (verse 12).
Moses' cry to the people was, "Remember the past! If you think you're having a
difficult time here in the wilderness, think about all the terrors you faced in
Egypt. Don't forget what life was like when you were all slaves. And remember
everything God did to deliver you from it all!"
The prophet Isaiah also spoke God's Word to a people who were full of fear.
This was at a time when Israel was convinced God had forsaken them, but Isaiah
"Who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of
the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the Lord thy maker,
that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth;
and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as
if he were ready to destroy? And where is the fury of the oppressor?" (Isaiah
God said through the prophet, "The reason you're afraid is because you have
forgotten who I am. You are looking only at your troubles and have forgotten
that My hand is still on your life!"
You may have trouble remembering God's miracles in your life. You may think,
"My life has been one long, hard nightmare. How can I remember God's miracles
when I haven't experienced them?"
Our experiences can inspire faith, but they are not meant to be the foundation
of our faith. That is why God's Word always points us toward what Jesus has
done. We are to remember His victory on the cross and cling to it by faith. He
alone empowers us to victory, by His Spirit.
Have you forgotten who God is?? Sometimes I do. Sometimes I get so focused on how big the situation seems, that I forget how big my God really is. I forget all of the miracles that He has done. I forget that He spoke the world into existence. If God can do that, then how can I doubt Him when it comes to trials in my life??
Lord, today, help my unbelief. Help me to trust You completely and not doubt. With every situation, and every circumstance, You are in control. Help me to keep my eyes on YOU, and not the problem. And help me to leave the outcome totally in Your hands. In Jesus name, Amen.