Why do we forget? For some of us, it is simply not being careful to review all of our work assignments or failing to write the tasks down in a manner that will allow us to not miss it. For others, it is God’s way of reminding us that our lives are finite and that our memories, like our bodies, are subject to aging and in time, may begin to fail.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
God knows the frailties of our minds. He created us and someday, He will renew us with an imperishable body and mind and we will stand forever in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. Until that glorious day, we need to immerse ourselves in God’s Word and seek His guidance. God knows our proclivity to forget, not only simple tasks, but also His acts of mercy and goodness that He has bestowed upon us. Who else but God can forgive our sins, heal our diseases, and renew our strength? God has done His part and we must do ours, by continually reflecting upon and not forgetting all of His benefits which He has lavishly bestowed upon us.
Think back over your life and remember all the good that God has done for you. Never forget His benefits!
Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.