Remember It | Devotion #5: Timehop
My wife has this app on her phone called “Timehop.” Each day it takes posts from all your social media accounts on that day in history and shows them to you. So she is always showing me pictures that she took and posted five years ago, and most of the time the memories are really cool for reflection. I decided that I was going to install the app too, so I could see what I had posted in previous years. Unfortunately, it mostly has just embarrassed me. I cannot help but think, “Why did I post that status!?” However, it is good to see how much I have matured and to see how far I have come over the past ten years. It can be hard to appreciate where your life is at now, without looking back to see from what God has brought you.
This is an awesome concept that we learn throughout the Scripture. It is remembering what God has done for us, and praising Him because of it! It boggles my mind how forgetful we can be as humans. We will go through a difficult time, see God work miracles to get us through it, and then completely forget about how faithful He was after it is over. King David went through so much difficulty in his life (most of it brought on by his own decisions), and God was always faithful to bring him through it. The Psalms are filled with David’s praises, remembering what God had done for him.
Psalm 9:1-2 says,
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.”
When we remember what God has done for us, and praise Him for it, it helps us be more faithful the next time that we find ourselves in the valley. We will remember His faithfulness, and trust that He is always faithful. When we worship and sing God’s praises, we remind ourselves about who Christ is. Our God never fails, and I promise, that He is not going to fail you now. Make a habit of looking back and remembering God’s faithfulness; I promise it will help you grow in your trust of God for the future.