Often preachers have sermons about remembering God when times are hard. The preacher will say that you don’t have to go through hard times alone, because God will hold your hand, and He probably wants to use that to make your life better. And that’s true: we should remember God when times are hard.
But for the most part, Christians don’t have a problem remembering God when times are hard. In fact, that’s when the most emphasis is put on God, at least from what I’ve seen. We need God to step in because we can’t make it alone, so during those times we pray like we’ve never prayed before.
We struggle, instead, to remember God when nothing is wrong. Interesting how we only look to God when we think we need Him, and we ignore the fact that He’s probably the one who put us in the situations that made us happy in the first place. I used to think this way: Ask God when you’re down and need His help and thank God when everything is going right, but now I’ve learned that isn’t exactly how we should act. We should ask God and thank God when everything is going wrong and ask God and thank God when everything is going right. When everything is wrong, we can be thankful that God has allowed us to keep fighting. And when we’re doing well, we still need God to preserve this time and protect us from the enemy and provide for us. We can’t forget that we need God when times are good, because we may not remember that He’s there for us when things are bad. Just something to think about.