Going Back to Go Forward
It was so good to be together Saturday night for worship, prayer, and encouragement! The most encouraging part for me personally was seeing so many familiar faces (at a distance) and being reminded that we are in this together. Those who could not make it or didn’t feel safe to attend a large gathering at this point, we understand… and we missed you!
I’m convinced, in this chaotic time (to put it lightly), it is critically important that we follow the pattern we find in Psalm 77. The Psalmist moans and he groans (v. 1-6), even contemplates throwing in the towel on his faith in God’s goodness (v. 7-9), but through his wrestling he lands in a posture of remembering God’s faithfulness in the past as a way to keep moving forward into the future (v. 10-12).
“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:10-12
It’s this remembering that gives him the strength and perspective to keep going. Looking back like the Psalmist reminds us, God’s faithfulness is not predicated on our faithfulness to Him, nor having ‘wrinkle-free’ circumstances. His faithfulness is predicated on His steadfast love and mercy. And in a world of constant change, that’s the one thing that will never ever change and is our anchor as people of faith – particularly in tough times.
Join me this week in not forgetting to remember who God is and what He’s done, as we keep moving through this season together.
P.S. We’re excited to begin gathering onsite again July 5, and you’ll hear more about what that will look like next week! In the meantime, keep joining us online on Sundays at 10:30am, and know that we will continue to engage online when we meet back onsite.