by Max Lucado
Jesus performed two bread-multiplying miracles: in one he fed 5,000 people, in the other 4.000. Still his disciples, who witnessed both feast, worried about empty pantries. A frustrated Jesus rebuked them: “Are your hearts too hard to take it in?…Don’t you remember anything at all?” (Mark 8:17-18 NLT).

Short memories harden he heart. Make careful note of God’s blessings. Declare with David: “[I will] daily add praise to praise. I’ll write the book on your righteousness, talk up your salvation the livelong day, never run out of good things to write or say” (Psalm 71:14-15 MSG).

Catalog God’s goodness. Meditate on them. He has fed you, led you, and earned your trust. Remember what God has done for you.

From Fear Not Promise Book
Originally printed in 3:16, The Numbers of Hope