Before you get started in reading this week’s blog. I want you to think of a time that you may have felt like you were forgotten. Maybe it was a birthday, Anniversary, an appointment for something special or maybe you think god has forgotten you. For whatever it was. How did it make you feel?
I am sure you may have felt hurt, sad, or even let down. Well, here is a secret. First when life is going great and it looks like you have so much to offer to the world. You can be insured that the world will celebrate you and your victory. However, there will be a time in this world if it has not already happened to you. You will be forgotten. That great moment at work, that wedding day party, the birth of your child, or whatever moment was important. Has now faded. Your worldly victory is gone and people are now on to the next moment. In some cases, I can even share with you not only did your moment fade and you may have been forgotten but some may have even turned on you. While, you were in the lime light you thought. Wow! This is great you were now the cat’s meow and you would always be known and never forgotten. Believe me that will only last a short time before you are alone and forgotten.
Now, the good news is even if you think god has forgotten about you. That is so far from the truth. As I have shown you in his word that Deuteronomy 31:6 be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” and Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Did you know, even in the bible there are many stories where it looks like god forgot the people that were written about. Let’s look and see who they were. Starting with joseph. He had years of feeling like he was for gotten. Starting with his family putting him in a pit and selling him off as a slave. His brothers did not want to celebrate him. In fact because, his dad made his brothers feel like they were not important and put joseph on a pedestal. That made the brothers even madder and made them want him gone even more. Now how horrible is that not even your family loves you and they want you gone.
We were even shown by Joseph’s actions, that he stayed faithful to god. He had dreams from god telling him that he will do great things in his life. However, even though he had the dreams from god god did not let him know how long it would be before they came to pass. Or even let him know the trouble that would come before him. Even at some point it looks like god had forgotten him. Next, we can go to Noah. He waited 100 years for the flood, Abraham waited for 25 years for his promised son, Moses waited 80 years to liberate his people from Egypt, David waited 12years to rule Israel, and you have Ruth, Joeb, and Paul. And so many more but the biggest one is even Jesus, born king of the Jews, had to wait over 30 years before presenting himself to Israel. (He still waits to rule as king).
As you look at all of the biblical people in the bible. He came through it all for them. He did not leave them or for sake them. As he promises all through the bible. He is faithful to his children. I can tell you the truth, that we will leave him or for sake him at some time. However, he will be there with open arms welcoming us back. As long as we ask for forgiveness. So, how can we question god on how long we should wait on him or think that he has forgotten us. Look who is in the mix of it all. His son. I tell you, we are sinners and do not deserve to be forgiven. His son came only so that god would forgive us and save us from the world. Jesus his son, was perfect and did not deserve to have that done to him. So, if god could have done that to his son for us. How much more could god still want to do for us? No matter what your storm of life is. Or, how you feel alone, forgotten, ridiculed, or miss treated by the world.
Just hold on and pray, have faith, hope and Joy. He will bring you through it all. In his timing. He promises that you will be better off after he is done with your storm. That your storm will also show his glory in it all. What more could one ask for.
Dear Heavenly Father,
As I kneel down by your feet with my readers. I come boldly to you. To first, thank you for your word that says I am a child of yours and that I am in the palm of your hand. Protecting us from the world’s troubles. As well as knowing you will not leave us or forsake us. We may not understand the storms of life but, what I do know is I will shine my lite for your glory during it all. I know you have not forgotten me. My cross may be heavy, my burdens may be trying but I do know you have it all. In your timing you will make it all right. Today, as I have written about many biblical story’s to show you have not forgotten about us. That we just need to wait on you. If you did it for them. You will do it for us. The story that rings so loud to my heart. Is the one about Jesus your son! Where you brought him into the mix of it all. That we are all your children. BUT!!!! Your son if you could have brought him so much hurt and put him on the cross for all of us. To me that means WOW! HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE THE WORLD! That does not let you rain. I am thankful that I do have belief in my heart. That I have found the truth as well. That my faith even though it started as a mustard seed of faith. It has grown as a mustard tree. Thank you for it all. As my readers and I go through the day please no matter what the world brings our way. Let us be a light for you to show the world. We may be in the world for this short time but we are your children and we will not put our light behind a bushel. To hide your glory from all that we meet. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
I love you for it all. And In Jesus name I pray AMEN!
Today, I have to give some of my credit of writings to a book that I am reading. It is a book called Waiting on God by Wayne Styles. If you are looking for a great read. Pick it up. A good humble friend of mine. Told me about it. It has brought a lot of blessings to me while I wait on god during my storm. It is a must read. Thank you! Doug my humble brother in Christ.
Love you all!