Like turning through the pages of an old photo album and looking at the smiles that once burn bright, or the replaying of an old video that reminds us of our youthful vigor - it is also good to give thought to the better days of life. Like one who may suffer from permanent amnesia, it is so easy to drift away into total forgetfulness and erase the wonderful memories that once were recorded in the center of our hearts.
The Holy Writ encourages us to recall the goodness that God has bestowed upon us. Wether in present or past we all have been awarded a certain degree of memory so that we may reflect on what God has said, and what He has done. The many ways he has gotten us through our troubles or performed an unwarranted miracle. Matter of fact, the personalities found through biblical history always took the time to ponder on the struggles, weigh the process, and record the lessons learned.
Do not permit yourself to drown in the discouragements of failures past. But, remember how in the world you made it through - because this to shall pass, and better days are ahead.
God has not forgotten.
14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.”
15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.