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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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I find it interesting that this Psalm uses water metaphors such as “the flood,” “the torrent,” and the “raging waters,” I suppose even “swallowed us up alive.” It makes me wonder if David is writing about Israel's escape from Egypt when crossing the Red Sea.
Of course, this was way before David's time- but he's encouraging Israel to remember how they were saved in the past!

It brings up an important point that bears mentioning: we should all look back to the milestones in our faith-experience during times of difficulty.

Pain is going to happen; we will all have struggles, it's part of being alive. Using touchstones and memory markers during these troubles help us to hold our faith. (It has the added bonus of being a type of worship! We glorify God when we note the ways he's helped us in the past!)

I love to tell people the way my faith grew way back when I was a child. I asked God to answer little prayers, seeming insignificant and even selfish prayers, and he answered them! I asked him for ice cream! I asked him to help me find lost toys! And he did. My faith continued to grow, and I trusted him to act, even if the answer was long in coming.

What about you? What do you look back on in times of trouble? How do you remember God's faithfulness and saving power when you're in a bad place?

I'd love to hear from you!