When Times are Good

Deuteronomy 8:11 Take care lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today

One lesson we could all stand to learn is that God not only sustains us through the hard times, but the good times are from Him as well.  It’s easy to find ourselves crying out to God in the midst of our struggles only to forget about Him when He brings us through them and things get better.  Do you know it’s because of Him that things improved?

Moses knew this.  The Israelites wandered for forty years in the wilderness before they got to inhabit the land God had promised them.  They had seen many hardships along the way, and Moses was always reminding them to rely on God.  When the time came to claim their inheritance, Moses strongly warned them not to forget God in all their prosperity (Deuteronomy 8:1-20).  We can sometimes become so focused on the gifts that we disregard the Giver.

Make no mistake, our Lord is the Giver of all.  No blessing in your life could exist apart from Him and His mercy and grace.  Don’t forget about Him when the times are good.  Be in constant thanks, for every good thing.  Have a grateful heart.