"He turned the sea into dry land,
they passed through the waters on foot—
come, let us rejoice in him" - Psalm 66:6.
When the psalmist wrote this psalm, Israel was in trouble, scattered and in exile. As he reflected on their condition, he decided to remember the past works of God to help Israel rejoice where they were. You would do well to do the same thing. When you reflect on God's past goodness and mercy, it encourages you and gives you hope that God will once again more miraculously on your behalf. In the book of Deuteronomy, the Lord commanded Israel to "remember" what He had done 16 times, and here is one example: "Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you" (Deuteronomy 32:7). Spend some time today remembering what God has done for you. Talk about it, write about it, tell others about it. Allow the past to lift your spirits today as you reflect on God's track record of goodness to you.
Today's reading - Psalms 66-70