“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Oh, give thanks to the God of gods! For His mercy endures forever. Oh, give thanks to the Lord of Lords! For His mercy endures forever: To Him who alone does great wonders, For His mercy endures forever; To Him who by wisdom made the heavens, For His mercy endures forever; To Him who laid out the earth above the waters, For His mercy endures forever; To Him who made great lights, For His mercy endures forever— The sun to rule by day, For His mercy endures forever; The moon and stars to rule by night, For His mercy endures forever.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:1-9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


Life lived these days has a certain momentum, a speed that is just beyond the capacities of the average human being. As a result we are locked into a constant race to keep up, to feel as if we are accomplishing anything at all.

Along the way, we inevitably find ourselves losing sight of things that can help us in the journey. We forget certain truths, that if remembered, can bring us great peace and calm in the perilous times. Those things are lost in the backwash, swept away and forgotten.

As followers of Jesus, we walk by faith and not by sight, as we do not have the opportunity to lay eyes on the One who saved us, and our contact with Him is tenuous at best. I can say that my most profound spiritual experiences have been fleeting, as the realities of the flesh come pressing in.

We need to be constantly reminded of what the Lord has done.

I love Psalm one hundred thirty six, for in every other line I am reminded that the Lord’s mercy endures forever. This is a message that is much needed in these uncertain days, when even the next breath can seem in doubt.

Our great God, the Creator of the Universe is Sovereign, and His mercy, His love, endures forever. Because of this oft forgotten reality, I can get up and face the day and whatever may come, for I know that , “this is the day the Lord has made,” and I will rejoice and be glad in it.

“Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 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.”
Psalms 103:1-5 NKJV

I am sustained by the goodness of the Lord, and I am intentional in remembering all the good things that He has done. He has forgiven my sins, casting as far me as the east form the west, He has healed my diseases, from the healing cut, to the cured cancer, He has been more that faithful, and granted me grace far beyond want I deserve.

He redeemed my life from destruction, as I dwelt at the bottom of my world, and Jesus rescued me from my life of sin, and replaced it with eternal life in Him. He placed me on solid ground.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth— Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.”
Psalms 40:1-4 NKJV

Brothers and sisters, let us be intentional in remembering the goodness of God. Let us daily open up the book of remembrances we know as the Bible, and may we read the testimonies of the great cloud of witnesses that have known the faithfulness of God before us.

Let us go and tell of our own stories, allowing the Lord to bring to mind the memories of what He has done. As we remember, the comes a freshness, a renewing of the sense of the glory of God that we experienced when we first believed.

In these trying times, we need to remember, for I can tell you that great horrors are coming. In the transition from this sick and dying world to the coming eternal Kingdom, there will be great potential to lose sight of the path, and lose heart for the journey.

“And I said, “This is my anguish; But I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.” I will remember the works of the Lord; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all Your work, And talk of Your deeds. Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary; Who is so great a God as our God? You are the God who does wonders; You have declared Your strength among the peoples.”
Psalms 77:10-14 NKJV

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2 thoughts on “Forgetfulness

  1. And yet my friend, you accomplish so much three-year zealous prayers. Thank you and I love you Bernie!

    Colossians 4:2-4 (ESV) 2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison– 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.


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