When a buried half-memory visits we are tempted to dredge it all up. When it is a good recollection it is a pleasurable experience. However in unwanted remembrances we need to allow the Lord to help us lay it aside or to reveal in His time with His healing touch.
Digging Deep in the Sands of Time
Digging deep in the sands of time,
Uncovering things hidden left behind.
Things that the mind selected,
As not worthy of noting and therefore rejected.
Little memories surface and try to find permanent place,
Where they are kept and not erased.
But is it always wise to dig down to them?
To bring them back to surface again?
Occasionally it is healthy to do,
For in recollection they no longer bother you.
It is better when God helps you dig deep,
For He has a gift of healing for you to keep.
Then the memory is better than before,
For they are touched by the hand of the Lord.
Forgive others as you have been forgiven and you will find,
Buried hurts are changed by the sands of time.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.