“For he (God) knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.” Psalm 103:4
God knows us because he made us. In Genesis we learn:
“…the Lord God formed man of dirt from the ground, and breathed in to his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 1:7
Sometimes we forget who and what we really are. God created us, and he sustains us. Our body is fragile and temporary. We are dust, and in a few short years our time on earth will be over.
On one hand, it can be depressing to realize this; on the other, it makes our lives precious and meaningful. Do I really what to delude myself by thinking I am in charge of the world? Or do I want to make a difference by obeying the one who made me? Do I want to waste my time acquiring things that don’t matter in the long run? Or do I want to contribute to God’s plan and hear the words, “well done, good and faithful servant?”
Your time here is short. God knows who you are and what you are? Do you know Him?
Sometimes we remember the wrong things. The same destructive thoughts go round and round in our heads, driving out God’s peace and presence. This is not God’s will for us.
When we can’t forget our own sins, and think we have done what can never be forgiven, we are forgetting God’s promise to remove those transgressions from us. We need to remember His grace.
When we can’t forget the wrongs we have suffered in the past, we are forgetting God’s command to forgive others as He has forgiven us. We need to remember His mercy.
When we can’t forget that thing we wanted so badly and never got, we are forgetting God’s provision. We need to remember to give thanks to God for all that we have.
When we can’t forget our failures, we are forgetting God’s omnipotence and His plan. We need to remember we can trust Him.
When we can’t forget our worries and fears, we are forgetting God’s love. We need to remember to pour out all our concerns in prayer.
What do you need to stop remembering?