There is always something there to remind me

Do you ever think of something really important that you need to do when you get home, or when you get to work, but by the time you get there, the thought has vanished? I hate it when that happens.

I know we all have iPhones and Blackberries and other various and sundry devices to keep us on track, but what if you can’t take the time to set that reminder?

I had a friend who taught me an ingenious way to remind myself of whatever very important detail I’m not supposed to forget. He would switch his watch from his left wrist to his right, knowing that he would notice it and that would remind him what he wasn’t supposed to forget. I adopted a similar method by switching my wedding ring from my left ring finger to my right. It feels so strange that I will look down at my hand and remember. It may sound ridiculous, but it works for me.

My point is, I have to remind myself.

Life is busy and messy and complicated. And bad things happen to good people. People hurt each other and they hurt themselves. Sometimes we are all a big mess looking for a place to land. But I encourage you to not get carried up, up, and away until you forget how faithful God is. Psalm 103:2 tells us to forget not His benefits.

Don’t forget He loves you, cares about you, and forgives you again and again. Don’t forget what He has done for you. Don’t forget the messes He’s rescued you from. Don’t lose hope, don’t lose faith. Don’t forget.

I pray there is always something there to remind you.


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