Stupid receipt! I’m usually pretty good about keeping receipts for the purchases I make, especially when there is a warranty involved; however, I must have forgotten where I put this one. Since I’m rarely guilty of losing things (this is connected to my OCD tendencies!), I feel like I need to search high and low until the item is located. When I first start looking, I accept the search as a “fun challenge” but the longer I search, the more the “fun challenge” turns into “anger management.” After an hour of hide and seek, I gave up. I have no clue where I put that stupid receipt. Every possible location has been turned upside down. I absolutely hate losing track of something valuable, but I’m human. I lose stuff.
God never loses stuff. Ever. God has never lost track of you even though you may have lost track of Him. I was reminded of this truth while recently reading through the words written by the psalmist in Psalm 139:7-10 (NKJV),
“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.”
God has not forgotten your location. He lovingly cares about every one of His children and because He is a perfect Father, He has never lost track of His family.