Psa. 103:1-2 ¶ Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Some people, and sadly, some churches act like God is dead. No they don’t come out and say it; they just act like it. Paul called it having a form of godliness but denying the power. It takes power to truly convert a fallen being into a child of God. It takes power to deliver someone from bondage to alcohol or lust. Only the power of God can heal the sick or change the course of someone’s miserable life. When older Christians fall into a funk and are tempted to believe that God is not going to come through for them we should listen to the words of David, “forget not His benefits”. If He has been faithful before, He will be faithful again. Here are some powerful thoughts from Charles Spurgeon on remembering God’s powerful acts.
“It is a delightful and profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints, and to observe his goodness in delivering them, his mercy in pardoning them, and his faithfulness in keeping his covenant with them. But would it not be even more interesting and profitable for us to remark the hand of God in our own lives? Ought we not to look upon our own history as being at least as full of God, as full of his goodness and of his truth, as much a proof of his faithfulness and veracity, as the lives of any of the saints who have gone before? We do our Lord an injustice when we suppose that he wrought all his mighty acts, and showed himself strong for those in the early time, but doth not perform wonders or lay bare his arm for the saints who are now upon the earth. Let us review our own lives. Surely in these we may discover some happy incidents, refreshing to ourselves and glorifying to our God.”
So what are you facing that has you singing the blues? Has God forgotten you? Impossible! Is He unable to help in this particular case? Unthinkable! Remember His promises, remember what He had done for you in the past. He is able to heal your body, forgive your sins, deliver you from the power of sin and even restore broken relationships. His benefits are uncountable and His best ones are just ahead of you.