“Nevertheless, after all this, I never have known much of the ways of the Lord, and his mysteries and marvelous power. I said I never had known much of these things; but behold, I mistake, for I have seen much of his mysteries and his marvelous power; yea, even in the preservation of the lives of this people.” (Alma 10:5)
There is no reason why we should hesitate to believe the mysterious and marvelous workings of the power of God in our lives. Evidence of God’s power is exposed continuously in the past, present and future.
Memory fails us at various intervals of our lives, regardless of age. Research tells us that our ability to remember effectively fades as we grow older. To be honest, at 31 years old, I even have difficulty remembering things from time to time.
What I know and must constantly rehearse is that the Lord has taken me over “dry shod” many, many times from awful situations that I had absolutely no chance to triumph over without His support (2 Nephi 21:15).
The dry wilderness that we’ve all reluctantly visited and journeyed through becomes a beautiful, watered garden—even in the midst of turmoil and distress—because we’ve trusted in God. All the while, He points us to the greater time, or moment, or minute when He delivers you from all your heartache! Let’s not forget that!
His mysterious and marvelous power is not a fallacy. The adversities each of us have suffered and have escaped are not “idle tales” or fictional stories (Luke 24:11). They are part of our intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and how He had mercy on us. They are a true and personal historical proof that we must draw from every day.
The opposition wants to blind us and have us forget the incredible power that delivered us from painful conditions and into relief and healing. From discouragement to joy. From instability to security. From the depths of sin to the freedom and joy of salvation—by far the most significant of all!
Now, I can only speak for myself, and hopefully by sharing this, you can relate and be encouraged on some level. Perhaps your memory is, as they say, like a steel trap. No matter how well we remember, we must be incessantly determined to retain in remembrance the goodness that God has granted us.
He not only delivered us from our past trials and tribulations but redeemed us from our sins and afforded us free salvation by the sacrifice and atoning blood of Jesus Christ (Helaman 5:9-10).
Allow this to invigorate your faith and resolve to steadily trust in God through all matters of life.
“…Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Therefore, I offer that we should proclaim as Amulek did, “I mistake, for I have seen much.” And be assured, if you have seen much, then you will see more today and will continue to see more as the days go on! Praise God for His endless love to such a worm as I.
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