Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I Psalm 22 the Lord again teaches us wisely to find strength for our current trouble with a little retrospective. Even looking into the infancy when you had no understanding with today’s reason you can recollect God’s mercies. When I did this I could find 7 times already in my life where death was a possibility that missed me. It does not have to be a life or death equation to be evidence of God’s mercies. There are births, loves, promotions, victories, among others that shine as God’s favor upon you. The benefit of recalling these milestone moments is they concretionize a spiritual fact that the current trouble is trying to rob you of. The trial says “you are not God’s,” “He does not love you,” “He will not deliver you.” All lies and your history proves it. Even Christ upon a cross looked to His infancy and how God showed His favor. The escape to Egypt, His mother’s care, the temple teachings etc. His early life proved the cross not a rebuke but a continuation of God’s favor. Are you in foreclosure, unemployed, divorcing, doubting God? Take a little retrospective tour of your life and find where God’s favor rested upon you. It still rests upon you. Though your current troubles may blind your eyes to your future they can still see the past. The truth hidden there will carry you through this trouble until it likewise joins the past as further evidence of God’s favor. Like crossing a street it is wise to look both ways to guard your steps.