Friday, August 3, 2012

When We Think God has Forgotten...

"The Lord has remembered us, He will bless us."  Psalm 115:12

When you are going through a long trial it is easy to feel like God is not there.  Sure you might start off strong at first and feel like God is working and that you are confident in Him but after some time when you think this trial should have passed already and it hasn't, it is easy to think God is not there.  I remember feeling this way a few times in my life and it is a dark and lonely place to be.  The problem with this way of thinking is it is all based on how we are feeling.  We are drained from a trial (mentally, physically, spiritually), nothing is changing even if we are responding in a God glorifying way, so then we feel like God has forgotten us and we feel far from Him.  Well good news, God has not asked us to base our beliefs, what we know to be true about Him, on our feelings.  Whether we feel it or not we can see in this verse alone that the Lord has remembered us!  Even more-He will bless those who fear the Lord, both the small and the great.  We might not feel it at times but the Lord has not forgotten us.  He is not consumed by other people's problems and left us on the back burner.  That way of thinking makes Him seem so small and very much like us.  He is our omniscient God and He knows exactly what we are going through and why (our God is in the heavens, He does all that He pleases. v.3).  Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves and our feelings that the Lord has remembered us so just keep pressing on. 

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