God’s Track Record

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My husband and I love sports stories, stories where, in spite of great obstacles, the athlete triumphs. Netflix is full of them. However, in Deuteronomy, we find the opposite: great deeds met with distrust and rejection.

 “In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 1:32 NIV

“This” is the list of miracles God performed, from the plagues in Egypt to providing manna and water in the wilderness. I look at God’s track record and think, what was their problem? Yet, I find myself in their sandals—until. 

Until I remember my own list, God’s track record of faithfulness to me. 

Do you have one?  A list? If you’re keeping God’s track record of personal goodness in your head, please write it down. For your sake. For your kids’ sake. It will anchor you when the next storm hits. 

When I look at God’s track record of faithfulness to me, I thank Him. 

For His faithfulness in times past. For His goodness. For His presence with me. Thank You, Lord. When I’m thankful, I find it hard to complain. Gratitude grounds me in His grace.

When I look at God’s track record of faithfulness to me in thanks, I refocus. 

May it be said of us, “Because of this, we trusted in the Lord our God.” Allow your faith to move you into action. Trust Him. What’s your next step?

Record-keeping keeps me trusting. 

Trusting allows me to record more God-moments.

Suggested Activity:

  • If you and yours don’t journal, I encourage you to do so. I don’t journal daily, but when God brings something to my attention, answers a prayer, or gives specific direction, I jot it down and date it. 
  • Share with your family one time God proved faithful that has helped you to trust Him in the future.