God Forgives, But Does He Forget?

Even the unforgotten is still forgiven. — Teresa Mateus

After, I read the above I wondered whether God forgets. I know he forgives.
Is God like me in that I have trouble remembering joyful moments, but the painful moments never seem to go away?
I don’t think so, rather the opposite. God can always recall the joy, and the pain and betrayal I have caused is not only forgiven but forgotten.
In this season of lament we need to work on thinking and remembering like God.
Quick to forgive and forget the pain whether the sources is someone else or ourselves.
Slow to let go of the joy we have given others or received.
I realize as I sit in reverence and silence that my failure to recall joy shows a lack of respect for those who bring me happiness.
I need to quit honoring the painful with my memory, and to turn my memory to those many beautiful moments I’ve had and received.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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