|Today’s Scripture: Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: Psalm 106:12-13|
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father
However, the Bible is full of illustrations of this very fact. The Israelites had been led miraculously out of bondage in Egypt. After all of the plagues, they walked across the Red Sea on dry ground. When they got to the other side, they sang praises, but as they continued on their journey through the wilderness, they repeatedly murmured, complained, and rebelled against God.
The disciples also had this issue. In Matthew 16, Jesus warns the disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees as a warning against their doctrine. They reasoned that He must have said that because they didn’t bring any bread with them. Jesus then rebuked them, asking if they had forgotten about the feeding of the 5,000 and the 4,000 and how many baskets of leftovers there were. The disciples also experienced multiple storms on the Sea of Galilee, yet when Christ calmed the storms, they wondered and marveled. You would think after miracles like calming the sea and feeding the 5,000, they wouldn’t have worried about storms or how to feed the crowds, but they still struggled to trust God – even in situations they had already faced.
However, sometimes we are not any better. Maybe you face a financial difficulty and wonder how you will make it – God has promised to provide. Perhaps you have a physical handicap and wonder how God could use you – His strength is enough. Maybe you’re going through a hard time and don’t understand how He’s working – It may not be clear, but He is working. Remember what He has done for you in the past, and trust Him with what you are facing today.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.