4/8/2018 7:46:20 AM
April 8th, 2018
Isaiah 63:7 I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has granted us.
Can you do this? Haven’t you experienced mercies? Though you are sad and depressed now, could you ever forget that blessed hour when Jesus met you and said, “Come to Me” (Matt. 11:28)? Can’t you remember that thrilling moment when He snapped your shackles, threw your chains to the earth, and said, “I came to break your bonds and set you free”?
Or if you have forgotten your earliest love for Jesus, there must surely somewhere along the road of your life, be some precious milestone, not quite grown over with moss, on which you can read a happy remembrance of His mercy toward you. What? Have you ever had a sickness like the one you’re suffering now, and He didn’t restore you? Were you ever poor before, and He didn’t supply for your needs? Were you ever in dire straits before, and He didn’t deliver you?
Get up-go to the river of your experience and pull up a few reeds. Weave them into a basket like that of Moses, in which your infant-faith-may float safely on up stream. Don’t forget what God has done for you; open your book of remembrance and consider the days of old. Can’t you remember the hill Mizar, or did the Lord never meet you at Hermon (Ps. 42:6)? Have you never climbed Bunyan’s Delectable Mountains? Have you never received help in time of need?
No, I know that you have. Go back, then, just a little way, to the sweet mercies of yesterday. Though all may be dark now, light up the lamps of the past- they will glimmer through the darkness, and you will trust in the Lord till the day breaks and the shadows flee away. “Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old” (Ps. 25:6). Charles Spurgeon.
Pastor Lee Cruse the pastor who needs to remember just how good the Lord has been to him and how He has never failed Him.
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