An old boss of mine used to have a really funny cartoon picture on the wall behind his desk. It depicted a knight in full armor limping across a field. His lance was broken, he appeared to have been charred rather badly, and there was a huge bite shaped piece missing from his shield. The caption read, “Some days the dragon wins!” We all know it, too! Even if you start your day out quietly with some prayer and a dose or two of scripture, as soon as the world comes crashing in, things can get ugly pretty quick.
King David had an interesting way of approaching days where the dragon seemed to be winning. He made a habit of finding strength in remembering what God had done for him (and the Israelites) in the past. Just like most folks, I’ve had times in my life where the hand of God was so unmistakably involved in it that there simply was no doubting his work. I also like to think back on times like those when things start to get ugly. God is still as close on tough days as He is on the “good ones!”
“Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion? Selah
I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. With your mighty arm you redeemed your people, the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.” Psalm 77:7-15
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