“They remembered that God was their Rock,
that God Most High was their Redeemer.”
The bases were loaded. It was a full count. The next pitch meant everything to the team. You could feel the pressure on the little guy as he did his wind up and delivered his best pitch ever. Strike three and the inning ended with cheers and high fives for all.
You may have witnessed such an event. Or perhaps you’ve watched your son at the plate, not the mound, as the batter in the same situation. You peeked through spread fingers while holding your breath and waited to see if the inning would go on or all the runners would be left on base.
Of course we all want things to end well for us and our loved ones. Sports is just a tangible example of the situations that we find ourselves in life.
Speaking with the mother of the pitcher (true story) her words were, “I just hope he can remember this accomplishment the next time he’s in the same situation.” YES! Remembering gives us HOPE.
That’s why the Bible tells us to remember God is our Rock and our Redeemer; remember He is faithful, compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Remember His promises are all YES in Christ Jesus. Remember His miraculous works.
When you find yourself in a full count, bases loaded situation and the pressure is so high you think you might blow a gasket, remember who God is and what He has done. Bring to mind His mighty power and faithfulness. Recall the miracles He performed, generation after generation and the ones He’s done for you.
He has forgiven our wickedness and remembered our sins no longer. Isn’t it ironic that He tells us to remember that He promised to forget our sins? Hallelujah! Doesn’t that give you hope?
You might even pray like Habakkuk did:
I have heard all about you, LORD. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy. Habakkuk 3:2
Let’s encourage each other and spur one another on by reminding one another what God has done in our lives.
I hope you will make time this Memorial Day to remember who the Lord is and what He has done.
His servant and yours,