When I was younger I didn’t think nothing of forgetting stuff from time to time
But with age, remembering stuff starts to decline
So, when the papers I had carefully put away I couldn’t find
I started to panic that the disease was starting to claim my mind

As I frantically looked for the papers up and down the stairs
Fear creeped in that someone to take over for me wasn’t there
So, after sitting down for a while, I again traced my steps
I looked closer at the place where I put the papers originally
Them I still didn’t see, but this plastic bag jumped out at me
Why was it there I asked curiously?
When I opened it up, inside were the papers that I did seek

So, while I thank God my ability to remember is still intact
I temporarily didn’t remember some important facts
That fear and panic, was able to attack
Because I didn’t remember that God will always have my back
I didn’t remember mercy and care He doesn’t lack
And if needed, He will send someone to take up my slack
Isaiah 49:15 says the Lord will never forget me—I should remember that.

 

Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 31:8, Isaiah 49:15, Psalm 136:1
Background
Even young people forget stuff from time to time, so not remembering something isn’t necessarily the onset of a disease for an older person. It’s natural for the mind and brain to be less sharp as we grow older, just as it’s natural for the body to decline physically. But fear and panic can easily set in and make things worse than they are. Fear makes you lose focus that God will always have your back no matter what circumstance you are in. Deuteronomy says God will never leave or forsake us and Isaiah 49:15 says God can’t forget us because His mercy for us endues forever.