I forget things. A lot. I can also remember things. A lot. My success in remembering is dependent on my level of distraction, busyness, weariness. If it wasn’t for technology, even pencil and paper, I’d be lost. Of course oftentimes it’s the technology that is my biggest distraction.
We really are distracted, busy, weary. We’re involved in work, school, family, sports, church, volunteering, coaching, chores, activities, exercising, teaching, driving. How good it is to pause. Not necessarily stop, but pause. Take a break. Reevaluate. Maybe some things do need to stop; some things are just for a season. But life and the busy continues.
It is good to know that in the stillness we can (re)connect with God. Learn from David the Psalmist below:
“Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help. Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God. Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly. Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you. O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.” Psalm 86:1–5 NLT
There he is waiting on the Lord. And there is the Lord ready for him: hearing, answering, protecting, giving, forgiving. I love where David reminds the Lord that “you are so good”. The reminder is more for David (and us) than for God. I think He knows. How many of the Psalms recount the great things God has done? How many times were the children of Israel told “not to forget”?
We have a great reminder in the Scriptures of ALL God has done, is doing, and promises to do. We just have to remember. Remember to pause. Remember to look. And see that God will remember. He will not forget.