How easy it is to forget things that really should be very hard to forget.
Suppose someone told you something wonderful... like one day you would hit the lottery. It was a guaranteed promise and there was no doubt of its happening.
Do you think you would forget?
At first you might say, "How could I forget such a great thing!? I'll never forget!"
But, after say 15 years (and no fulfillment of the promise) would you still remember? A lot can happen in 15 years. Or, what if it was 25 years ago? 35 years ago? If you did remember, would you still believe, despite your failed efforts? After awhile, you may back off from the whole idea and chock it up to youthful, foolish thinking. You might reason that if it was going to happen, it would have happened by now.
You knew with your whole heart that it was not man's promise, it was God's. Would you forget if the promise was delayed? And, if you didn't forget, would you still believe His Words -- words that, at some point, were as clear as anything could be clear to you?
The beautiful thing about God's Promises is that He does not forget. And, even when we do, He is faithful to bring it alive to us again. He is not a man that He should lie nor does He play games with our hearts. He's not a liar nor a jerk.
And, here's the sigh of relief we can have: He doesn't start something without finishing it. He doesn't make a Promise and then burden us to see if we can try to make it happen in our own strength. What kind of God do we think He is?
He asks us to rest. Trust. Believe. Stay in step with Him. And, watch. Watch how He and only He can fulfill His Promises to us!