Not Forgotten

Do you feel as if God has forgotten you? Sometimes we feel alienated from our friends, family and colleagues: and even God.

There are many great truths in the Bible, and one of them is that God does not forget you. You are the apple of God’s eye. You have a special place in God’s heart. God loves you and wants to have a meaningful and authentic relationship with you. We have a responsibility to do our part and to live a holy life, but God is always there for us. God has not forgotten.

There is a beautiful Psalm in which David asks God to remember his compassion and unfailing love. God looks at us through eyes of compassion and unfailing love. We may fail God, but God never fails us.

How grateful I am that God does not remember the rebellious sins of my youth (there were many!) God does his part; I need to do mine by keeping God’s covenant and commands.

Psalm 25

1 O Lord, I give my life to you. 

2 I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat.

3 No one who trusts in you will ever be disgraced, but disgrace comes to those who try to deceive others.

4 Show me the right path, O Lord: point out the road for me to follow.

5 Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

6 Remember, O Lord, your compassion and unfailing love which you have shown from long ages past.

7 Do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth. Remember me in the light of your unfailing love, For you are merciful, O Lord.

8 The Lord is good and does what is right: he shows the proper path to those who go astray.

9 He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.

10 The Lord leads with unfailing love and faithfulness all who keep his covenant and obey his demands.

Hebrews 6: 10-12

10 For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers as you still do.

11 Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.

12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.

It is comforting to know that God is not unjust. God remembers how hard you have worked for God’s purpose by caring for other believers. Keep caring. Keep loving. Keep forgiving. You are going to inherit God’s promises if you live by faith and you have endurance.

Deuteronomy 6: 10-13

10 “The Lord your God will soon bring you into the land he swore to give you when he made a vow to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is a land with large, prosperous cities that you did not build.

11 The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce. You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant. When you have eaten your fill in this land,

12 be careful not to forget the Lord, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.

13 You must fear the Lord your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.

God will not forget us, but we must not forget God. God has rescued each and every one of us, and for that, we should be forever grateful.