I've heard many people say, "I just don't see God at work in my life" or, "I just don't see answers to prayer in my life."
My friend, and mentor Randy Reese used to say, "Life is lived forward, but can only be understood looking backward." Psalm 132 "zooms out", taps into history, cultivates a shared memory, & nurtures HOPE that leads to mature obedience.
We are part of a great story. (Actually, the greatest story ever told.) This Psalm challenges us to extend ourselves beyond our conscious remembering to acquire and understanding of God's way as something larger and more complete than our own personal experiences. In order to gain a vision for the future, we must have deep roots in the past.