Psalm 61:1-3

Hear my cry, O God; give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.

The older I get, the more I forget. I dread changing my passwords at work. Needed items are left at the grocery store. The important task Jeff needs me to complete waits until I remember again. I even forget the names of my daughters! And I often forget the Lord when I find myself in a difficult situation. The sweet reminder in Psalm 61 tells me that I can call to Him no matter where I am physically – from the end of the earth, or how I’m doing spiritually or emotionally – when my heart is faint – and He will be my rock. Any enemy I have meets the mighty tower of His strength. My prayer is never met with indifference or shame, but with sweet refuge where my soul rests. While I can vow never to forget His truth again, I know my heart well enough that I’ll need reminding as soon as the next storm hits.

Father, thank You for Your consistent reminders of Your character and your plan for me in Your word. Forgive me for forgetting who You are in the midst of my struggles. Holy Spirit, prod my heart toward remembering these powerful truths more quickly.

– Angi Pierce