I will recount the steadfast love of the Lord,
the praises of the Lord,
according to all that the Lord has granted us,
and the great goodness to the house of Israel
that he has granted them according to his compassion,
according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

Isaiah 63:7 ESV

The reason Isaiah had to write this prophecy is because Israel did not agree with verse seven. They did not see in God the source of their blessing, prosperity, and protection so they wandered off the path He set for them.

Christians can learn important lessons from this passage of prayer and praise.

Paul emulates this example well when he often mentions his thanks to God for various things.

He is a thankful man to God for what He has done and the people He has put in Paul’s life and ministry.

I suggest also reading Ephesians 1:6; Philippians 1:3; 4:6; and Colossians 1:3.

Our prayers to God should always include mention of His love towards us and thanksgiving for what He has done for us.

When we forget this, it isn’t long before we are disappointed and frustrated with what God hasn’t done for us. Our focus becomes fixated on what we want, which happens to be what we don’t have, and we treat God like our butler.

This view causes us to see God as impotent because we are only focusing on what he hasn’t provided for us yet.

We have made our life plans for education, career, and social status without consulting God at all and we expect Him to deliver it like it’s a pizza. We are certainly not interested in His purposes for us.

Remembering His steadfast love to us in the past helps us build our trust in the Lord and lean not on our own understanding for the future.

It connects the scriptures with real-life consequences, showing us that we can trust in His power to sustain, deliver, and bless us.

When I look back at my past, I can see the many times when the Lord has delivered me from my troubles that I never knew were there.

I get encouraged when I remember that God has a perfect record and always will.

Remember God’s steadfast love for you in all things today.

Guest devotion by Bereket Kelile. Bereket is a young man aspiring to be a devoted servant of the Lord and committed to advancing the kingdom of God. He lives in Northern California and enjoys writing about biblical topics and a variety of other subjects. Learn how you can be a guest writer.