“You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done.” Psalm 92:4 (NLT)
Thrill: to cause to experience a sudden sharp feeling of excitement (Mirriam-Webster)
With so much going on in our lives that may cause confusion, heart ache, or anger, I’ve been anchored to remembering. In light of the many issues our country faces we must remember who is King of Kings, and in my study of Revelation, who is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. The great I AM who holds all things in His hands.
Can I get a witness in regards to feeling the whole world is in chaos? Not to be a negative Nancy, but my goodness it’s everywhere! You feel prayed up, ready to go, you walk out into the world and BAM! Insanity! It catches you off guard. For some of us the insanity exists in our very homes in which we are crying out to God for change, hope, and something different.
Therapist will share with anxious, depressed clients to concentrated on the one thing in front of you. Don’t try to grasp the entire problem, situation, and all its webs and pathways. Do the next right thing, and then the next, and then the next. Good advice! I don’t think anyone will solve world peace in their lifetime, but we can work towards peace in our families and jobs one decision at a time.
Back to remembering….. I can’t begin to share with you how this has helped me. Remembering what God has done for me over the years and believing Him for my tomorrows. Even the people of the Old Testament became discouraged in life at times: “And the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way” (Num. 21:4).
When I think of what God has done for me, I get a thrill!
- As a rebellious teenager, God rescued me from the world and turned my story around.
- As a woman who struggled with multiple miscarriages and difficulty conceiving, God has given me three beautiful daughters.
- As a couple who struggles at times in our relationship, God has provided mentors, His Word, His purpose for our marriage.
- In loss of jobs, God has provided more work.
- In sickness, He has healed.
- In apathy, He has provided doors of opportunity and renewed energy!
Thank you Jesus! I remember all you’ve done.
Dear friend, can you take the time to remember all that God has done for you in the midst of the chaos, and believe He will do it again?
At a recent prayer meeting the pastor was praying and over and over again repeated this “Do it God!” Out of all the things He said, I’m not sure why that stood out in my heart. I guess when we become consumed with anxiety over issues and the world’s struggles we can find comfort in seeking God and saying, “Do it God!” “Oh, God!” “We believe that YOU can do it!”
I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your wonders of old.
I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Your way, O God, is holy.
What god is great like our God?
You are the God who works wonders;
you have made known your might among the peoples.
You with your arm redeemed your people,
the children of Jacob and Joseph.
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We truly serve a Mighty and Awesome God…when I look back over my life and all the things He’s done for me, I truly don’t know where I would be. When I think about His goodness, sometimes I get this feeling that I can’t describe…I will bless Him at all times!