Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. –Corrie ten Boom
I am currently reading a great book by Beth Hart, called Grace At Low Tide. She has quickly become one of my favorite Christian authors. She writes about the Low Country and as I have said before it is one of my favorite places to visit. I won’t go into the plot of the story but a couple passages in the book caught my attention and caused me to stop and think. The young character in the story mentions that she sometimes has what she refers to as “spiritual amnesia”.
How often does this happen to us in our day to day lives? How often do we forget God’s amazing work? His power and his grace? I’m not going to lie, it happens to me.
It can happen when things are going well. We are sailing smooth waters and everything seems to be going great. We are confident and in control and nothing can seem to get us down. Do we forget that we still need God in those moments too? Are we praising Him during that time remembering that He is the sole reason we are floating along? We can’t disregard the fact that He is the wind driving the sails.
We can also suffer from spiritual amnesia during the difficult times. Our lives can be in a rut, a downward spiral with no hope in sight. Do we forget how many times God has lifted us from our troubles? Time after time He answers and brings peace and comfort. We often think the next problem may be the one where He decides to not intervene or that maybe it’s too big or we have sinned and He couldn’t possibly forgive us….one. more. time. But the good news is God’s love is never-ending! He is always available. He is a God of second chances, full of mercy and grace.
Make a list of all the times God has helped you. When you are in a good place, thank Him. When you are down, use that list to lift you up.
Don’t forget Him. He hasn’t forgotten you : )