Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Musing-Not Forgotten

Belinda Kersey 2009

God’s Word
“...God has said, I will never leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

My Thoughts
Have you ever felt God has truly forgotten you and God has turned His back on all you are going through?  It’s possible, if those thoughts crossed your mind, you have felt great guilt over having those thoughts.  Others may tell you your faith is not strong enough.  But my dear friend, even Christ  uttered these words on the cross  “My God, My God why have you forsaken me?”

The Bible doesn’t tell us His Father chastised or punished him for having made such a statement.  On the contrary, in three days His Father  resurrected Him from death and the grave.  Questioning God is not a moral failure.  Turning from God and denying  His presence finds us in the darkest despair.

Go ahead, confess to your heavenly Father that you feel forgotten and forsaken.  But afterward , give Him time to work in your life and work out his plan.  Dear one, “when you think your dream has died, he has not forgotten you.  When your body aches from trying he has not forgotten you.”

We tend to turn our experiences with human frailties and failings into a belief that God shares those weaknesses in his character.  What we have to turn around in our mind and hearts is God can not have even an ounce of imperfection in His being.  He will not leave us or forsake us.  You can pound on that promise with the heaviest hammer of disbelief and it will not change, because “even in the darkness his promises are true. Keep this in your heart he has not forgotten you.”

We must realize our trials do not catch God by surprise.  The situation you are facing is not some random quirk in the universe.  God never plans harm for his children.  If  “your life feels like December, he has not forgotten you. When it’s painful to remember,  he has not forgotten you.  When it seems you can not win and there is not much left to lose he has got a plan and he has not forgotten you.”  

When we can face those plans with faith in God’s goodness and his sovereignty then “hope will spring eternal in (our)  home and we will “know that loving eyes will follow everywhere we go”.  Beloved of the Father know that “He is faithful, he is present he is listening he is life! He is faithful He is with you he is listening he is love!”

Your Response
This song already has a perfect response:  “If your tired flesh has squandered what your spirit would have seen and your aimless feet have wandered far from all you truly crave turn and run toward your father do not wait another day see his arms are open and he is calling out your name.”

The Song
“Not Forgotten”  by Twila Paris

1 comment:

  1. Love your devotion, it really hit the spot with my situation. Thank you for sharing.
    Love your blog. I am still working on my blog that I started a few moths ago, but have not come up with a name for it. I hope you have a great week and hope to see you Sunday after church. Love you.