Luke 24:4-8 - 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.
“Remember”... this word jumps out at me in this passage. This is truly the greatest day in history… resurrection day! Yet these ladies, in their heartache and grief, have already forgotten the words Jesus spoke to them before He died… that He would rise again! It’s easy for us to think “How could they forget that?”. But how often we quickly forget the things God has promised to us through His word! How quickly we can begin to spiral with worry and doubt when God has called us to trust Him at His word. The Bible is full of promises over our lives, yet when we’re going through a storm, we can easily forget He has a greater plan. We have to intentionally REMEMBER His promises and keep them at the front of our mind and the center of our hearts!
When I’m going through a storm, or when things aren’t going my way, how can I REMEMBER what God has promised in His word to me as a believer? 1. By studying His word every single day. There is always more to learn and something new the Holy Spirit will speak. Just keep studying! 2. By memorizing His word so that it is hidden deeply in my heart. That way, when I need it most, the word will come to me quickly without having to look it up. 3. By recording what God speaks to me during my prayer time. When I begin to have doubts that He’s in control, I can go back to this journal to remember what He spoke. If God said it, He will do it… He will never go back on His word!
Father, thank you that you have given us your word, full of promises for our lives! I pray that you would help me to hide your word in my heart and to REMEMBER those promises. When I’m tempted to doubt what you have said, to fear, to worry or to forget the promises you have for me and my family, bring the word to my mind so that I can cling to those promises. I believe your word is light and truth, so please help me to trust you at your word! In Jesus name, amen!