God, throughout the Bible, You are constantly telling me who You are and what You have done. You tell me right away that You are the good, Creator King. You tell me that You are merciful and gracious. You tell me that You are love. You tell me that You have called me from death into life, from the kingdom of darkness into Your Kingdom of Your Son. You tell me that You sent your Son to live a perfect life and to die in my place, that I might be united to Him and be adopted into Your family. You tell me that because of His obedience, You purify me of all my sins and set me free from slavery to them.
Yet I am prone to forget. I am prone to doubt. I am prone to believe lies instead of the truth, to follow what I think is best instead of what You say is best. I am prone to question Your goodness.
Be merciful to me, God, when I doubt. Help me to remember what You declared about Yourself to Moses, that You are “the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6). Help me to remember that “the steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). Help me to remember all the times You showed this faithfulness to those who came before me. Help me to remember the oath You made with Abram in the wilderness, guaranteeing by Yourself that You would give Him descendants and a land (Genesis 15). Help me to remember how You brought those descendants out of slavery in Egypt and into that Promised Land. Help me to remember Your patience with the Your people as they rebelled against You again and again. Help me to remember Your Son, the Promised One, God With Us. Help me to remember His blood spilled on my behalf, my earned curse and death that He took upon Himself, and how now, I have been granted access to You. Help me to remember that You have sealed me with the promised Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14).
Guide me to cling to the truth You have given me in Your Word, knowing that You are not a man that You should change Your mind, that You fulfill what You speak (Numbers 23:19). You do not change (Malachi 3:6), and that is very good news for those who put their faith in Your Son.