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Surely I Will Remember

July 13, 2015

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Surely  I Will Remember

Sometimes  when we long  for God’s help,  we think about  God’s goodness  to us  in the past.     Our present day troubles  deeply disturb  our hearts,  and we wonder  when the LORD  will come  and answer our prayers.     The psalmist,  Asaph,  went through the same thing.     He was terribly troubled  about something  in his life,  and wondered when God would answer his prayers.     Then he wrote  in Psalm 77:11-12,

I shall remember  the deeds  of the LORD;
Surely  I will remember  Your wonders  of old.
I will meditate  on all Your work
And muse  on Your deeds.

Asaph did  what all God’s children need  to do  as we anxiously wait  for an answer  to our prayers.     Asaph remembered all  of God’s  “wonders  of old”  —  all His  “work”  —  all His  “deeds”.     Those remembrances  should include  God’s miracles  of creation  —  His works  in Old Testament history  —  His works  in recent history  —  and His works  in our personal lives.

Sometimes  when I remember  the blessings  of my past,  I think about  my very early years  on our farm.     My Dad had built  an ice house  of logs  —  the one pictured above.     In the winter,  he would cut large chunks of ice  from the lake  and haul them home  on a sledge boat  —  tightly packing them  in sawdust  in that ice house.     That ice was used  to keep our ice chest  in the house cold,  so that our perishable foods  would not spoil.     That was the refrigeration people used back  in those days.

In the later part  of the summer,  when the ice was all used up  and its remnants melted,  Dad let it be a playhouse  for my sister and I.     We had a large stump  for a table  —  small stumps  for chairs  —  and apple crates  for cupboards.

When I visited the farm  of my youth  around eight years ago,  most everything  was changed  and modernized.     But,  the present owner  kept that ice house  and the sauna house,  as reminders  of the past.     It made me glad  to see them  still there  as I thought about all  that God has done  over the years.

God’s loving care  is never ending  —  even through our saddest,  most troublesome times.

Surely  I will remember  Your wonders  of old”.     God’s way is holy  and He is almighty  in leading us through  this life.     Therefore,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD God,  You work wonders  throughout our lives.     Let us keep them  in remembrance.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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