Forget not all His benefits.
— Psalm 103:2
I was recently reading some of the writings of C.H. Spurgeon. Some of his thoughts were good reminders to me. I thought you might benefit as well from some of Spurgeon’s thoughts. I borrowed from him some of what you read below.
It is a profitable occupation to mark the hand of God in the lives of ancient saints. We can see His goodness in delivering them and His mercy in pardoning them. But it is even more profitable for us to realize the hand of God in our own lives. We do our Lord an injustice when we suppose that He wrought all His mighty acts and showed Himself strong for those in early times, but does not perform wonders and help the saints who are now upon the earth. God has not stopped working. He helps, saves and redeems today. Many of you reading this devotional thought can readily attest to that fact.
Have you walked through earthly fires and come out unharmed? Hasn’t God listened to and answered your prayers, just as He listened to and helped David and Elijah? The Psalmist sang that God “satisfied me with good things.” Hasn’t He done the same for us today? Do you remember the days when you asked for help from fear and worry, and He led you to the green pastures of peace?
Those memories should fuel us to move forward with a great confidence as God’s people. Our God is an ever-present help in times of trouble. He is present and with us in each victory. God knew you then. He knows you now. And He loves you.
What is our proper response to this? Praise the Lord whose mercy endures forever!