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Scripture

Psalm 105:5

Remember the wonders he has done,                                           
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
             

Observation – What does it say?

The entire Psalm revolves around two things:

  1. Remembering what God has done.
  2. Praising God. 

In the first 5 verses, he declares commands to praise God and to remember the wonders God had done. Then, from verses 8 to 45 the Psalmist recounts many of those wonders.

Understanding – What does it mean?

There is a direct connection between praise and remembering what God has done. As we remember God’s works and miracles, it drives us to worship.

Have you ever found yourself so consumed with present struggles it’s all you can think about? Have you ever had anxiety and doubt settle in like a dark cloud over you? When I find myself in that place, I’ve found that practicing the two things in Psalm 105 are exactly what I need.

Sometimes I will read back through my old journals and I always see the same pattern: I am worried or freaking out about something -> I turn to God and put my trust in him -> God shows up in power and intervenes in my situation (heals, provides financially, gives direction, gives wisdom) -> I overflow with worship.

As I read and am reminded of all the ways God has taken care of me it fills me with renewed hope. Suddenly my faith in God to answer me now is increased because he’s answered so many times before. It fills me with hope and expectation that God has good plans for me. And most importantly, it leads me to praise God! All this renewed faith and hope in God enables me to rejoice even before the dark and challenging situations change. 

What other verses explain it?

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

Remembering God’s miracles in my life and in Scripture result in faith and worship because I know he is the same miracle working God today as he was then.

Life Application – In light of what this verse says about God what am I going to do about it?

  1. As I read God’s word, stop when I come across a miracles or great works of God and take a moment to worship!
  2. Continue to make journaling a habit in my life. It’s important to keep record of the things God is doing in my life. My memory isn’t the best, so I rely on my journals to be able to recount all the amazing things God has done for me.
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