For the enemy has pursued my soul; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead. Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
(Psalm 143:3-6 ESV)
Yesterday, however, as I walked through, a different thought overwhelmed me. This was the spot at which the Lord stood by me faithfully, giving me both mercy and grace. And I'm still here and able to look back and think through all that He accomplished on my behalf. Admittedly, it was nothing compared to creating the universe or the Exodus or saving His servant David for the end of King Saul's spear. Nevertheless it was the deliverance I needed from "enemies" that were far bigger and more powerful than me. God has transformed this spot out back into a memorial to His providential care. And for that I am very grateful and desire Him all the more.
Do you have a time or place that reminds you of days gone by and the great works of our faithful Lord? Take the time to meditate on that and may it feed your thirst for Him.