As we make our way on the journey of life, it is easy to forget places, people, and events that have been important to us along the way. Time passes, yesterday fades, and we become obsessed with the concerns of the moment. When this happens, we can also forget just how good God has been to us. David reminded us in His Psalm that we should not forget not all His benefits (Ps. 103:2)
A hymn reminded us that "when upon life's billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one. And, it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Count your many blessings and see what God has done." Remember God's faithfulness no matter what happens. God has been always faithful to you, even we are sinners.
Never is this remembrance more needed than when the heartaches of life crowd in on us. When we are feeling overwhelmed and forgotten, it's important to recall all that He has done for us. In remembering, we find the encouragement to trust Him in the present and for the future. Remembering God's faithfulness in the past strengthens us for the future.