Last year, I started a little series called “The Healer of Our Souls.” My purpose in this series was to show how God’s word is the source of our healing. I didn’t plan on extending the series past a few posts but it looks like I have:) To read the other post in this series, click here.
Ever since I had children, I’ve become quite forgetful. I walk into a room and can’t remember why I did so. I put the milk on the shelf in the pantry where the cereal belongs. I go to the grocery store to buy juice and leave with a shopping cart full of everything but the juice. My husband swears he told me that he had to work late but I don’t remember ever having the conversation.
Sometimes being forgetful can be dangerous. Patient’s with Alzheimer’s wander away from home and are at risk of being hurt or taken advantage of. Forgetting to turn off the stove or the sink in the bathroom can have serious consequences. Failing to remember to lock the front door can be an invitation to thieves.
And forgetting to pick up your kids from school can be downright embarrassing.
But one of the most important things to forget is who you are. I don’t mean your name or where you live, but who you are in Christ. Forgetting our heritage, inheritance, and place in God’s Kingdom can make us wander the world, searching for something we already have. Failing to remember what Christ has already done for us can make us think we have to work hard to do something that has already been done. Wandering away from our home and source for sustenance can bring us to a desert place–dehydrated, starving for peace and the only water that satisfies.
God’s word reminds us who we are and the more we saturate our hearts with the truths of the gospel, the less forgetful we become.
For days when we forget who we are
The Bible tells us that those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior have these promises:
1. Because of Christ’s death in our place, we have been reconciled to God and have complete and full access to our Father: Romans 4:7-8, 5:6-10, 8:1, Ephesians 1:7-8, Hebrews 4:16
2. Because of Christ, we have been made perfect. God sees us as holy: Romans 5:19, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Philippians 3:9
3. God loves us and has adopted us as his children: Romans 8:15, Galatians 3:26, 4:5-7, Ephesians 3:14-19, 1 Peter 3:18, and 1 John 3:2
4. We share an inheritance with Christ: Galatians 3:29, 4:7, Titus 3:7, 1 Peter 1:4
5. We are new creations: 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20
6. Nothing can separate us from God’s love: Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 1:4, 2:1-5
If you are as forgetful as I am, join me in resting in these promises found in God’s word, the very source of healing for all the wounds in our souls.
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