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Need Help For A Bad Memory

I do read bible and enjoy each day's scripture which I do at my a.m. devotion time but my problem is that I forget what I read daily in the course of each day's activities. I also have difficulty remembering bible references and quoting the words which I desire to be able to do.

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 ---gladys on 4/14/05
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I have always found when the Lord wants to bring scripture to mind HE DOES, even when we have forgotten. This has happened so often, that I now just wait until the Lord brings whatever verse HE wants to bring. I just keep reading away. Then out of nowhere, after I've asked a question or more, the Lord will answer, using a verse I've read....then I say...AWWWWWHHHH, I get it! But you have to READ YOUR BIBLES. If you don't read....you won't learn..through teh power of the Holy Spirit WHO IS our TEACHER!



Also yesterday on Dr Oz....Currie powder and olive oil. ,)
---kathr4453 on 7/29/10


At times it's the same with me. No matter the age, whether male or female, we All have
s o m e t i m e r s disease. Can't help it, we just forget some times.
---Lawrence on 7/22/10


That's why Jesus says to read your word everyday. How can you forget the word of Christ? Pray that you would remember. Only Jesus Christ can give you the memory in remembering His Word. If you remember Jesus then you remember His Word. His is the Word, and the Word is Him.
---antoa7855 on 7/8/08


Gladys, you certainly are not alone with your memory. We all have "old timers" disease. LOL That is why it is important for our children to learn young. What you learn when you are a child will remain with you forever.
---shira_5965 on 7/8/08


I agree with robyn, I also have memory problems. I think it gets worse as you age. I also read a lot, but I have trouble sometimes remembering what I read. God Bless.
---Cynthia on 7/30/07




And some of it could be adult attention deficit that you're not aware of. Aging is part of it, can't remember your keys, names, or phone numbers. If it's severe, see your doctor.
---Davis on 7/30/07


Some people are esp. blessed in this area, and others aren't, i am in the latter group, so i struggle, as for the scripture, i studied long and hard, when i first got saved, i wanted to learn everything, and i find that the Holy Spirit is faithful to bring it back to my rembrance, I also use nutritional supplements, for this and the laying on of hands, it all helps and i am grateful.
---Gayla on 6/24/07


Do not worry about this. As much as we learn; alot of it does not seem to get into our spirit. But the good news is what we do learn or even just skim across in reading or studying, you would be surprise what God will bring to remembrance, in any given situation or time. What a God we serve.
---catherine on 6/24/07


Maybe you are trying too hard in your mind. When I first became Christian25 yrs ago, I prayed that God would write his word on my heart as I read. He answered that prayer and while I cannot always tell where the verse came from, I am able to recall scriptures when I need to apply them. The key is to be a doer of the word and not a listener. Your faith comes by hearing so I pray for increased faith even to this day and newness of His word. I also think that satan steels the word from people sometimes.
---jody on 6/24/07


I sometimes have problems with memorization,also. My problem could be yours as well. I read too much and cannot remember much of what I read. Concentrate on one scripture or one chapter and try not to memorize too much. Sometimes one scripture to chew on(meditate) all day is better than a lot of scriptures read, but nothing remembered. Begin with one chapter, then go back and focus on one verse, that you feel is speaking to you for that day.
---Robyn on 6/24/07




I have trouble doing that as well. I found out if you could picture in your mind what the verses are talking about, then you could get the meaning of the verse. God will bring these scriptures back to your memory when you need it the most. The key is to empty your mind and to pray before you read, sometimes you may get the meaning at that time and sometimes you won't. But God will bring it back to your memory.
---Rebecca_D on 6/24/07


I just found this website searching for help with forgetfulness. I am 23 and just started my first year of teaching and there is so much to remember. I have been so upset with myself everyday because I keep forgetting very important things and have been praying every night that God will help me, but still have not found a solution. I am wondering if teaching is what God wants me to do. I know there IS an answer, and thanks be to God that I have access to Christian support. Thank you & God Bless!
---Alexis on 9/6/05


Dear Gladys, I, too, suffer from memory loss not only in the bible but in everyday life. I think a lot of it came from being overworked and underpaid. I raised 4 children and worked 2 and 3 jobs and was a constant worrier. I am a Christian but sometimes the brain gets overloaded and cannot handle anything else. I think it's like a computer that has all it's memory used up. Keep praying before each bible reading and church service that God will clear your mind.God bless you and don't ever give up. Donna
---Donna on 4/23/05


It is better to live in God's Word, Jesus, than to try to memorize it. Life comes as the result of Jesus, having the liberty in you, to live and move and have your being.This will please the Father, to see Jesus in you.
---Barbara on 4/16/05


Gladys,By the grace of God, the Living Word, Jesus in you, will enable you to live His Life through you, and He will bring the word, or a song of praise to your mind or lips. Even a child can walk in newness of Life. We are not God but God when we don't resist His Spirit, will do all.
---Barbara on 4/16/05


have not seen anything in the bible that says you have to have a good memory,ive already forgot your name, but i do know that i am a born again christian.and will never forget the wonderful thing jesus did for us when he died for us, as for remembering everything you read dont worry
---mary on 4/16/05


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Hi gladys! I understand what you are saying perfectly. Every day I ask God for a memory boost - that He will not only write His Word on my heart and mind, but engrave it in my memory! He is faithful! From a health standpoint, I started taking Omega 3-6-9 capsules. They certainly seem to help a lot. May God bless you richly for your persistence. How wonderful it is to see that your heart's desire is so in tune with our Heavenly Father's.
---CarolT on 4/15/05


Forgetting can be caused by absent mindedness or because we can have other problems that "occupy" our brain continuously. You may consider taking a memory improvement course.
---Albert on 4/15/05


Taking notes when I am reading my Bible and writing down the scriptures I want to remember really helped me. You can write them on a 5x5 card and refer to them during the day.
---Theresa on 4/15/05


I have found a good way to train the memory is before you go to sleep at night try to recall your daily happenings in detail from the time you open your eyes,& all during the day,after you say your prayers. You will drift off to sleep but when you awake you try to impress on your subconscious mind to remember. This system helps me.I am old but have a sharp memory going back to my early childhood.Good Luck
---Emcee on 4/14/05


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dont worry, the Holy Spirit shall bring to memory and teach you what you should know. <>< He is in your heart mind and soul. Jesus that is. :-)
---monique on 4/14/05


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