Have you forgotten God?
What a question. When I was reading this morning, this question sparked my interest. More like hurt me a little, a lot. My initial reaction was, “No, I haven’t forgotten God, I’m a missions pastor. I’m all about God.” Take this test and ask yourself: “Have I forgotten God?” Let Him speak to your heart. Let God have full reign on your mind for a moment. Let God remind you of things you once did for Him. Let Him show you where you were once on fire and now you are just an ember or maybe just smoke from where the ember used to be. Let Him show you how the water of this world has quenched the fire of your soul that the water of the Word could bring back to life.
“Have you forgotten God?” Wow! This rings. It stings. It hurts. During this time of uncertainty, we cannot afford to forget God. We cannot afford to leave behind the One who not only claims to be the Savior of the world, but who is the Savior of the world. It is very important to stay close to God through His Word all of the time, but especially during times of struggle, heartache, uncertainty, hurt, disease, unemployment, brokenness and any other thing that has started to deteriorate your thinking of who God is. God’s Word is how we cannot forget who God is and what He has done for us.
My prayer is that you will be reminded and challenged to read more, pray more, seek more about the One true God. I pray that if you have forgotten God, if only for a brief second, that you will remember that He is: Your song (Exodus 15:2), your Strong Deliverer (Psalm 140:7), your Hiding Place (Psalm 32:7), your Hope (Psalm 25:5) your Strength when you are weak (II Corinthians 12:10), your Helper (Psalm 118:7), your Comforter in sorrow (Jerimiah 8:18), your Confidence when you are unsure (Psalm 71:5), your Comfort when you are hurt (Isaiah 66:13), your Advocate (Job 16:19), your Stronghold (Psalm 144:2), your Sin bearer (Isaiah 43:25), your Rock (Psalm 42:9), your Savior (Psalm 18:46).
Our Savior is still on His throne. He is not surprised about anything that is going on. Jesus is who He says He is and is going to do what He says He will do. “Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9).
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)
Be encouraged that God is still God and you are still His child and He wants to bless you!