Posted: December 10, 2010 in Ministry, Relationship w/ Jesus

In the middle of a trial in life or ministry it is so easy to forget God’s faithfulness to us in the past.  We, being human, don’t have the ability to see into the future and know how our trial will unfold and what the end result will be; however, God knows!  Not only does God know what the outcome will be, but He is there to help carry you through.

Take some time and think back over your life or ministry.  When were the times that you didn’t know how something was going to turn out but you saw God come through for you?  What are the key times that God has helped shape you and mold you into the person you are today?  What are the blessings God has given you throughout your life?

Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, that we should not be anxious about anything, but we should pray about everything to God.  He also includes the key element of thanksgiving. This is such a key component to our faith and prayer in the face of trials for 3 reasons: (1) Thanksgiving keeps us dwelling on the faithfulness of God in our lives; (2) Thanksgiving helps us to see our current situation with a more realistic perspective as we reflect on the entire span of our life; and (3) Thanksgiving allows us to see and help others who are less fortunate than ourselves, even in our current circumstances.

Taking the time to reflect on God’s faithfulness and praise Him for His track record in your life is of the utmost importance. Remembering what God has done will strengthen your faith, change your attitude to praise, and help you to keep taking one step forward at a time.  This is why God would often call the nation of Israel to remember what He had done for them (Deuteronomy 5:15, 15:15).

Remember God’s faithful track record!


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