memory problems

Remember… this is the word that is echoing through my mind this morning, as I sit down for a moment with the Lord, before the day takes over.

Honestly, I have found myself a little weighed down lately. Trying to analyze the problem my mind goes to a thousand possible breakdowns. How did I get this way? Why do I feel this way? There are many targets the enemy brings to my attention, maybe it was this or maybe it is even that person. Oh, how he loves to play the blame game! One of his oldest tricks going all the way back to Adam in the garden… she made me do it. Adam is not alone, it creeps into my life as well.

All this to say the heaviness I feel may be more of a memory problem than a relational rift? You see somehow I forget so easily who the Lord is and what He has done for me. How different really am I than those stubborn Isrealites we learned about as kids in Sunday School. This morning, I must say I resemble them in more ways than I like to admit. I find myself looking inward more than upward. My situations and life may look very different than the deserts of Egypt, but my heart is a little too similar. I think there is something very significant in the Lord’s command in Deuteronomy to “remember.” It is the subtle things that pull my eyes off my Savior. But the effect it has on my heart and my outlook on life is anything but subtle.

Today I hope to pause for a bit from the hustle and bustle of American life, and reflect upon the goodness of the Lord. He has been infinitely kind to me. He know me better than I know myself, and is working all these things together for good. I encourage you to take a moment and remember. I am confident it won’t take long to discover the riches of His love for you.

“The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf, just as He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.”

Deuteronomy 1:30-31

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