Psalms 78: 41-42 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. 42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.
Forgetting what God has done in the past is a common reason we limit God. Overcome doubt by reminding yourself daily of the great works that he has done.
Although Ephesians 3:20 is a well-known scripture declaring that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, when we are faced with difficult circumstances very often we find ourselves limiting God. Why is that the case? Psalms 78:41-42 answers that question for us. In speaking of the Children of Israel, the scripture says “they limited the holy one of Israel. They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.” The reason given here for the Israelites putting limits on God was a failure to remember what God has done in the past. I have often wondered how could the Israelites that saw the Red Sea parted and heard God speak audibly still limit him. Now the answer is clear. When they experience difficult experiences, they focused on the problem and totally forgot about the past victories that God had orchestrated. How often have you been guilty of the same thing? Change that by constantly reminding yourself of what God has done.
When David told Saul about how God helped him to overcome a lion and a bear it was not to boast about how good he was, but rather to build his confidence that the same God that delivered him from the Lion and the bear would help him overcome Goliath. Let us take a leaf out of David’s book and make it a habit to remind ourselves of what God has done.
Life Application: Create a victory wall somewhere in your environment where you post pictures to constantly remind you of what God has done in the past.
Prayer: Lord help me to never forget what you have done in the past and the victories I have won in you. Help me to never take my eyes off you irrespective of what I face. In Jesus name, amen.