Have you ever had a situation where you doubted God?
If you haven’t, you should probably read another blog. You’re going to hate this one.
What often happens is that we run into a challenge or a tragedy and in the midst of that time, we doubt that God is going to come through. We think he is not powerful or loving or any quality that might comfort us in that time.
In doing that, we forget all the other times he has been there for us.
Why do we forget God is good?
It’s pretty simple actually.
When you experience something in life, it’s like a photo has been taken. It’s clear and high res and full of a million pixels of life. You look at the photo in your hand and think to yourself, “I will never forget this moment!”
The day after the event, when you go to pick up the photo, you realize it’s not the original, it’s a photocopy. It’s OK though because it’s still really good quality. It might be only 98% as good as the real photo but that’s not too bad.
The third day, you get a photocopy of the previous day’s photocopy, not a photocopy of the original. Everyday you live away from that moment, the photocopy gets photocopied. After a month, it’s hard to see the details. After six months the colors are all faded. After a year? You can barely make out what that experience was about.
That’s why the Israelites built piles of rocks in the desert. They are the poster child for “forgetting God is good.” Remember the whole, “Boy we sure do miss slavery!” rants they used to go on. The piles of rocks gave them a reminder that they had a good God.
Why do we forget that?
Because we forget to stack some rocks during the moments God shows up.
Grab a stone today and start building a pile.
You might not need it right now, but someday when life is hard, you’ll be glad you have a reminder of a God who is good.