King David knew what it meant to be refreshed by the Lord. He wrote in Psalms 103:2-5,
2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
You see, David knew it was not only possible, but likely that we would forget the ways in which God desires to bless his people. On any given day, or in any given season in our life, perhaps we’ll be aware of some of God’s ways. But how often are we mindful of all of the benefits of walking with the Lord? And just in case we were short on ideas, he offers just a few for us to contemplate.
Are you ever mindful that…
- God forgives ALL your sins?
- God heals ALL your diseases?
- God redeems (purchases back for himself) your life from the pit which it came?
- God puts a crown on your head; a reminder of his constant love and compassion for you?
- God wants your desires to be fully satisfied, so you feel young and strong – able to soar?
If these thoughts aren’t what scroll through our minds on a regular and consistent basis, David admonishes us to ‘forget not’. That means we must make an effort to remind ourselves. Some of us are spending a lot of time and energy trying to get God’s attention, saying, “Look at me, God! I’m over here! Don’t you see me, God?” But according to this passage, it’s not God who needs reminded of us – it’s we who need reminded of him & his constant, positive presence in our lives.