Researchers are identifying a trend in today’s modern world of smart phones and googling everything: we don’t remember as much as we used to. Phone numbers, addresses, facts, and figures we used to memorize are now available at the touch of a button. They call it “digital amnesia.” To me, digital amnesia is not a bad thing; we don’t have to keep all that stuff in our heads, because we can easily access it if we need to. That means we can focus our minds more on things that truly matter. One thing our phones and devices can’t take off our minds is worry. For that, we need a different kind of “amnesia.” Scripture says, don’t be anxious about anything; instead, pray, tell God your need, give Him thanks, and then let it go. I call it “prayer amnesia,” and it’s available as God’s gift to you. “Cast all your cares upon the Lord, because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) Somebody said, you can either worry and not pray, or pray and not worry. It doesn’t make sense to do both. You don’t have to carry the worry in your head because you know God has got it. When we spend less time worrying, we have more time for rejoicing, more time for meditating on God’s Word, more time for thinking about how we can love our neighbor. Maybe it’s time you practice some “prayer amnesia” so you can move from worry to the things God really wants you to be thinking about.
– Ken Roach, Content Development