“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”
Life’s most discouraging and despair filled moments are challenges to one’s belief system. We act according to what we believe. If, in times of trouble, prayer seems like wasted time and energy we cannot simultaneously believe that “the prayer of a righteous person has great power in its working” (James 5:16). How foreign the “patience and comfort” (Romans 15:4) found only in scripture that produces enduring hope sounds when adversity succeeds in deafening our ears. Past deliverances and provisions from God can easily fade under the microscope of trial.
Satan attempts to fixate us on the present and render the memory of God’s unfailing love and continuing faithfulness powerless. God is glorified when we remember His past acts and allow it to strengthen our resolve to wait on Him (Isaiah 40:31). His promise is clear – He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) and He alone is able to keep us from falling (Jude 24).