Psalms 119:176 I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands.
When I think of this verse I see a person looking for somebody they have lost and calling out to them... then the lost person hears them and calls out "help" and the person looking hears the call for help and goes to them to save them. When we have wandered from God he calls to our heart all the time... God calls by nudging us, reminding us of right and wrong... God is there in the shadows where we have put him waiting only on us to call out to him... and as soon as we call out to God he is right there to take care of us... God gives us his commands not to make life hard but to make life so much easier!... Its like when we tell our children to stay out of the road... that isn't to make their life hard it is to make their life safe... God's give us rules to keep us safe, to help us prosper, to keep us strong...and when we follow his commands we don't get lost in the woods. But God is so great, so gracious, so forgiving that if we get lost from the path all we have to do is call out to him and he will rescue us... he will help us get back on the right path... he will say yes you have suffered while you were lost but now lets move forward together and I will bless you...God doesn't let us forget his commands so that we can call out when we are lost! How wonderful is that!