One of my precious cousins was released from his failing short-term memory this week. He made the trip home to be with Jesus. He was a favored cousin by all who knew him. Thankfully he remembered the “good old days” whenever we could visit. Short term memory, recent events? His daughters said he didn’t remember those things five minutes after they were over. Still, we had a wonderful visit recently, along with a cousin from Texas. He might not have remembered later, but we do.
Oh beloved, memory loss is painful to both the recipient of the disease and to the ones who love them. But we also may have issues with our memory when we face hardships, trials or traumatic events.
We are blessed though. All the memories we need for the hard times are compiled in a Book of Remembrance – The Bible. We are human, and at times we have issues with our spiritual minds too. Even when we have experienced God’s goodness and faithfulness in past rough seasons, this present darkness may try to steal our memories altogether.
But there’s more. The Word says we have the mind of Christ. We’ve been born again into dimension beyond our natural selves. And the Bible isn’t our only Source. In fact without Jesus, who authors and perfects our faith, we won’t remember a thing. And because we can be baptized in Holy Spirit, we have an inner fire to keep our spiritual memories intact.
God knows what you’ve been through. And He knows what you are facing. He says this morning don’t give up, don’t lose your peace, don’t throw away your confidence. Great reward is ahead for you. And His great faithfulness won’t fail you now. Ask Him to help you reach into the faith you have and pull out the Truth to guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. One day, this trial you face will be like the rest – a precious memory of His faithfulness.
God loves you and He’s for you. Keep that always in mind. Pray in the Spirit and with your understanding. Lean completely on Him. And know that He will carry you through this life and usher you to heaven because He cannot do otherwise than what He has written to you in His precious Word!
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I Corinthians 2:16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND and PURPOSES OF THE LORD, SO AS TO INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes]. AMP
Psalm 84:2 My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalm 16:5 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God. AMP