the past achievements or performance of a person, organization, or product.
"He has an excellent track record as an author".
I guess we all do it at some time or other, subconsciously perhaps. We measure someone's future performance based on the last one, or series of past performances. Whether it is an athlete, politician, organisation we have dealt with or a product we have bought; we assume and believe that their behaviour or performance will be as it has been in the past. We even judge our friends and family this way. We know a certain person is always reliable, prompt on time, and a good honest worker; whereas someone else is not.
But what is God's track record?
You must have known Him for a time, or perhaps you're new at making His acquaintance; how much can you rely on Him in future based on His past performance in your life?
Looking back at past experiences I remember some very bad times in my life. I may not have realised it at the time, but now I think of it, God was there beside me on every occasion. Helping me. Making things easier. Caring for me through some very difficult moments.
So based on His track record in my life, I see no reason why He should fail me in future should I get into difficulty or misfortune. Shall we say, I have faith through experience.
But what is your experience of God in your life? Has He ever let you down? Think about this before you answer it. Did He let you down, or did you distance yourself from Him? How well did you know God at the time of your troubles? How close a friendship was it? And if you feel let down, is it because you did not get what you expected of Him? He did not respond to your requests or demands? He is not a magician you know; ready at your beck and call to do what you command.
Sometimes God does not respond the way we want, or at the time we want, because what we ask for may not be in our best interest. It's the same way as a good parent would not give a child too many sweets just because he asks for them.
But God's track record is a constant one of caring, loving and nurturing His creation; even though we might not realise it. Again, just like a good parent would behave.
Let our prayers be: Speak Lord your servant is listening. Not, listen Lord, your master is talking.