Look Back and Remember
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God.
─ Psalm 146:5
The phrase God of Jacob appears more than 20 times throughout the Bible, usually as a testimony of God’s power and goodness resulting from His covenant promise made to the forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The purpose of this phrase serves to remind us of God’s faithfulness. Time and time again, God reminded the Israelites, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that He had chosen them, and they were His people, set apart from other nations for His service and glory. In addition, this phrase also demonstrates to us that what God has done for others, He’ll do for us because God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34).
When we hear such stories or share our own with others, they remind us of what God has done, and what God will do. When we testify to one another about how God has helped us in times of trouble, it encourages those who hear our testimony to continue to trust God and believe His Word is true. It offers hope in difficult times.
Recalling our own stories of deliverance, provision and when God helped in a desperate time of need, helps us to establish a foundation of trust in God.
Today’s One Thing
Look back on your life and remember the times God has helped you and given you hope. Take courage that what He’s done for you, He’ll do again.