1 Samuel 7:12 is written right after the Lord thundered ‘with a loud thunder’ on the Philistines. It so confused them that they were overcome and defeated by Israel.
It says, “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, Thus far the Lord has helped us.” Ebenezer means stone of help.
I record my Ebenezer victories in my journal and circle them with colored pencil. They often end in my writings. Here is an amazing one that I want to share with you. After my brain injury in 1/2/17, I could not see clearly. My pupils were small and odd shaped and they looked sick.
However on October 6, as I was fixing my breakfast, it felt like the bones around my eyes were stretching out on the sides. Then after I gave thanks for my food I was startled at the brightness of my egg yolk, and the purple of my blueberries. All at once it hit me. I raced into the bathroom and looked in the mirror. My eyes were big, and round, and perfectly centered!
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Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.” In every situation of our lives, His Presence embodies the air we breath. He delights to help us.
We are never alone. The Bible is a record of God’s intervention in the lives of His children. That’s why I love to read the Psalms when my life is being shaken by circumstances. They encourage me. They remind me of how the Lord works through His unchanging grace, mercy, and love.
Our Ebenezer stones are a testimony of what the Lord has done in our lives, and what we can always expect through His impeccable attributes. Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change…” Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He not said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”