The Lord has done great things for us. (Psalm 126:3)
For the most part, looking back is not a good idea. Since the past can’t be changed, reliving past events can often lead to regrets and anxiety. Sometimes, however, looking back on the past can be a good thing.
Here’s what I wrote in Give Up Worry For Good…
There is at least one case, however, when looking back can be beneficial. When faced with an uncertain and frightening future (one of the biggest traps for those of us who tend to worry), it’s a great idea to look back and recall what God has done in the past. Whether we look at the Bible or our own lives, we can see countless examples of his providential care. Bringing these examples to mind can help us to face the future with confidence. If he came through in the past, why wouldn’t he come through again?
For the next several days, we’ll be examining some of the great things God has accomplished in the past. And since He never changes, looking at His accomplishments can fill us with hope for the future. Get ready. This is going to be a good week.