Not forgotten and abandoned! — 2016.04.06
But Zion said:
The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.
Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may, I will not forget you!
Sometimes I feel: God has forgotten me. He takes care of all but He does not see me. I am probably too bad, untalented, or unimportant. Loneliness and abandonment come into our heart. But this is not God’s will. Do not listen to the voice of the liar!
God wants to test us whether we cling to Him even when everything is dark around us and we do not see Him. He wants to strengthen our faith. He wants us not to be like Thomas who only could believe when he physically saw that Jesus was risen again.
There are really mothers who forget their children. Other things are more important to them. Not so with God our Father! He has paid a too high price to make us His children: Jesus, His Son. Therefore He never can forget us!
If we allow, that dark clouds gather in our thinking, if we go crooked lanes, if we do not lean on Jesus, then we have no peace, are fallen out of His grace. But we quickly can turn back, He is awaiting us already. Sometimes we are like a child that is defiantly to his mother and wants nothing have to do with her. However, the mother waits until her child calms down and seeks her again.
Be sure, God has not forsaken you! Chase away your gloomy thoughts and recall all what God has already done for you. Lift your eyes to the sun, to Jesus, and begin to thank! First a little bit, then more until you can shout full heartedly: Thank You!
He has not forgotten His people as well. He wants to redeem them. Please be an advocate and a prayer warrior for His land. God will do great things. However, few note that. O God, forgive us!
Thank You, Father, You have created me because You wanted me. You created me with love, out of Your love. Please forgive when I think you could forget me. No I will chase away the dark clouds and praise and exalt You so that Your sun can shine again for me.
Bible reading – Galatians 1: 1-9