They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?” Exodus 14:11
The past can hold a treasure chest full of good things to remember. Not always are the things remembered necessarily good, but it is good to remember them. It can help to guide a person on the path through this life.
Remembering that the stove is hot when it is on and is touched is a good thing to remember. It helps a person to keep from being burned again. At the same time remembering how great a time was when there was a get together with some other person after a long period of time, can also be a good thing to remember. This will encourage the person to keep the relationship alive.
The Israelites had been under slavery for about 430 years and had been crying out to God for relief. God sends Moses to bring them out of Egypt. The process of bringing them out was to use great miracles to break down Pharaoh. They saw wonders that would blow the mind.
Yet, shortly after they left Egypt they came to the Red Sea and was trapped between the sea and the armies of Egypt. Immediately they forgot what God had already done for them and were crying out in fear against Moses. They thought that they were going to get killed by the armies of Egypt. However, God had a plan to save them and allow them to cross the Red Sea on dry ground.
Many believers, when they are in a troubling situation, are very quick to forget what God has already done for them. They forget about the guidance, the provision, and His love for them. Then they run or cry out in fear, instead of trusting God.
Each time you see God do something for you in your life, remember it. Then when a bad situation in life rises up, remember how God had already taken care of you. Give Him praise for what He has already done and trust Him for what He is going to do for you.
God will not leave you or forsake you. He is there to help you through every situation, no matter how big or small. Do not be quick to forget that and what He has done.
I pray today that you will remember what God has done for you; that you will know the peace of God in your life; that you will trust God in bad situations; that you will know that God is for you and not against you.