Not Forgotten

It is easy to feel forgotten. Even Scripture has evidences of God’s people feeling forgotten by Him.
And to be honest, right now, I feel forgotten too.

Psalm 77:7-9
Will the Lord cast off forever?
And will He be favorable no more?
Has His mercy ceased forever?
Has His promise failed forevermore?
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies?

Psalm 42:9
I will say to God my Rock,
“Why have You forgotten me?
Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

Isaiah 49:14
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
And my Lord has forgotten me.”

And in these moments where I can so easily feel forsaken and feel forgotten, I have to rely not on feelings and not even on circumstances, but on what I know about God, His character, His faithfulness. And so I must talk to myself, rather than listen to myself. I must remind myself about truths of God, not give in to the feelings that I have about where God has me right now.

Isaiah 49:13, 15
…the Lord has comforted His people,
And will have mercy on His afflicted.
Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.

Psalm 10:12
Arise, O Lord!
O God, lift up Your hand!
Do not forget the humble.

Luke 12:6-7
Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God.But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

May God remember me in His mercy ~ by being with me in this dark valley, and by graciously bringing me to the other side of it back onto the heights someday where the sun still shines.

6 Replies to “Not Forgotten”

  1. I haven’t forgotten you or your loss. You are often in my thoughts and prayers. But even better, our Father will never forget nor forsake you. Cling to Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” There is nothing and no one who can come between you and your Creator Father. I love you and will continue to pray for you.

  2. *Hugs*
    I haven’t forgotten either. In fact, you were on my mind this morning as I was thinking about emailing you again soon. I know how difficult it can be to stop listening to ourselves and just listen to God and hold onto HIS promises. There were so many times last year where I felt forgotten and forsaken by friends (or rather, former friends). No matter how much I prayed and sought reconciliation/honesty/explanations, I couldn’t gain them back. In the end, I realized that there was a reason for it all (blessings in disguise) and I was not forgotten or forsaken by the Lord.
    Sending love and prayers your way!

  3. Psalms 22:24 For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.

    Thinking of you and praying for you daily.

  4. I just found you through Nancy Wilson’s blog and appreciate mightily your reminder to talk to ourselves of God’s promises and faithfulness instead of listening to our feelings. We’re going through the storm of my beloved aunt rapidly descending into dementia, having to hospitalize her and then put her into a nursing home – all within a two week period. It has been a roller coaster, so your reminders and Scripture quotes are helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi, I don’t know you but I found your blog through Nancy Wilson’s blog. I am humbled and deeply encouraged by your genuine faith and love of God. Thank you for sharing your heart and showing the world an authentic faith. I am praying for you and your family.

    I also wanted to pass along something you may/may not know of. My friend has experienced her child going before her to heaven and began an organization 3 years ago to help others. Its called Hope Mommies, http://www.hopemommies.org.

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