“Then God remembered Noah…” (Genesis 8:1, NKJV)
“God remembered Abraham…” (Genesis 19:29, NKJV)
“Then God remembered Rachel… (Genesis 30:22, NKJV)
“So God heard their groaning, and God remembered…” (Exodus 2:24, NKJV)
“And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her…” (1 Samuel 1:19, NKJV)
There are times when we feel (although we would never admit it), that God has abandoned us in our situation. We are overwhelmed. We have prayed and prayed, yet we continue in our situation.
We often hear, “If God loved you…” The voice that challenges the faithfulness of God is not, of course, the Spirit of God. The enemy of our faith seeks to have us question God in our situation. We are not alone in questioning the will of God for our lives. Consider Job and Jeremiah:
“And Job spoke, and said: ‘May the day perish on which I was born…’” (Job 3:2-3, NKJV)
“Cursed be the day in which I was born!…” “Why did I come forth from the womb to see labor and sorrow, That my days should be consumed with shame?” (Jeremiah 20:14, 18, NKJV)
Both these guys reached the point of even questioning why they were born! You may not be there or have ever considered such a thing. I have, many times. Our situations can be difficult, if not overwhelming.
Truth is, God chose both to accomplish His will, whether they knew exactly why they endured what they did. What God wanted to do and the way He chose to do it though them, was really none of their business.
And therein is the rub; we want to know why we are enduring our situation. And yet, God owes us no answer. His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:10). Do not interpret His silence as a lack of concern or care. Do not interpret a lack of action as a lack of His working on or behalf.
The best that we can do is remember the God who remembers. Our situation is not forever. He can be trusted.
“Who remembered us in our lowly state…” (Psalms 136:23, NKJV)
“When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord…” (Jonah 2:7, NKJV)
“Then God remembered (insert your name here)…”
Think about it…