by John Michalak
The waters returned, and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even all Pharaoh’s army that went in after them into the sea. There remained not so much as one of them.
Ever visit your old school to explore its history? Often, the trophy case is featured most prominently—filled with trophies and banners, reminding you of the many victories the school has achieved.
The Israelites enjoyed so many victories, particularly their deliverance from slavery in Egypt. God conquered the Egyptians with plagues, fire, and finally with their utter destruction in the Red Sea. God won His children a championship trophy to be remembered.
But, not long afterward, Israel had forgotten. They complained in the desert, saying God had forsaken them. Most died in the wilderness because they forgot the past victories of God.
Throughout the Bible, and in the testimony of our lives today, God has accumulated so many victories. His trophy case is the largest you can imagine. But, like the Israelites, we can so quickly forget. We mourn over our next challenge and assume that God has forsaken us.
In your mind and heart, you must return again and again to visit God’s trophy case. You must remember and celebrate the victories God has won, so you’ll have faith in the victories to come.
Prayer: God, help me to remember what You have done to save and protect me vividly so that I can boldly face my future with great expectation You are going to make. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.