God has given us an amazing gift of memory - the ability to remember exact details about things we experience in our lives. Positive memories are like God whispering to our souls, If I did it for you once, I can do it again.
Not only can we use our memory to recall past events, we can also use it to thwart anxiety.
God gives us memories of miracles to fuel our faith. He commands us to remember his mighty acts: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
One such mighty act is the miraculous parting of the Red Sea. Using the arm of Moses, the Lord created two mountainous walls of seawater, leaving an open path for his people to follow. Long after its occurrence, Old Testament writers continued to remember this miracle masterpiece - God’s provision for his people in their greatest time of need.
The New Testament Christian is frequently told to remember the resurrection. Jesus conquered sin, death, and the devil. Every follower of Jesus must drive this reality deep into his or her memory. When we truly believe that death no longer has a sting and has lost its victory over us, we are free.
Now remember the miracles God has done just for you - your miracles. Reread old journals in which you chronicled God’s miracles in your life. Relive with family and friends those moments when a specific problem was overcome by God’s power.
And remember: If God did it once, he can do it again.
Use your memory to combat worry. It’s a potent gift the Father has given you to chase anxiety away.