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Remember what the Lord has done.

08/17/22 | 1 min read
A thought from Psalms 49–86.

The writer of Psalm 77 has a pro tip for dealing with hard times.

While the Psalmist waits for the Lord to answer his prayers, he writes, “Surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings” (Psalm 77:11–12).

How does thinking about what the Lord has done in the past help with your struggles now? Here are some ideas:

  • Remembering God’s miracles and blessings helps you feel thankful for them. And a promised reward for gratitude is … more miracles and blessings!1
  • Stories can help put challenges into perspective. While things might be tough right now, God has definitely helped you in the past and will keep helping you in the future if you turn to Him!
  • Meditating on the Lord’s long track record of goodness and mercy can help you feel more patient and confident in His promises.2

God will answer your prayers. It’s just a question of when and how, and whether you can be patient in the meantime. Remembering all that He has already done for you—and for others—can help with that. There are reminders of God’s love all around you!

In Your Own Words

Write a scripture story, in your own words, about someone who was helped by the Lord.