Has God Forgotten You?

July 6, 2020

Read Psalm 13:1-2

How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?


Reflect

What do you do when you feel like God has forgotten you?

There are many different circumstances in life that can make us feel like God must have forgotten us. If He remembered us, He would have answered our prayers by now. Something would have changed for the better, right?

I don’t have all the answers as to why God allows us to wait in places that are uncomfortable, painful, or even desperate. But that is one of the reasons why I love the Psalms. The Psalmists are not afraid to express their feelings to God. They aren’t afraid to ask God tough questions. And yet, God’s answers to the cries of their hearts are often not recorded.

Still, many of the Psalms end in praise. They cry out to God, express their feelings, ask their questions, and lament. Then, they praise God anyway.

David begins writing Psalm 13 asking God how long it will before God remembers him. And yet, He ends saying, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the LORD’s praise, for he has been good to me.”

David has given us a model of what we can do when it feels like God has forgotten us. Pray, express your emotions to God, and ask your questions. But then turn around and praise God while you wait. Recount the ways He has been faithful to you in the past. You may not find all the answers to your problems, but you will be encouraged and strengthened by the reminder that He has been faithful in the past and He will be faithful again. He has not forgotten you.

Pray

God, I know that you have not forgotten me, even when it feels like it. Increase my faith and help me to trust you in the waiting. Amen.

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In the past, I would pray to God about trials, and it seemed as though He didn't hear me but as I grew in his word I found out He's always near.
God is with you and is giving you amazing patience. Patience is a wonderful gift. I pray Jesus is more real to you each day you wait on him.
I know I'm my heart that God has not forgotten me but I've been waiting to move for years now. I've been in my 2 bedroom apartment for almost 30 something year and finaly got accepted for section 8 last year... But then they ran out of funds and now covid 19 and things closed down and yet here I am still in this 2 bedroom...Lord when is it my turn?
is to remember God never forgotten us
Though I know God has never forgotten me. At times I have felt very isolated in this Pandemic. So many people are blinded. I stay prayerful for all of us, those that God has in this era of time that he placed us in be in this season, and history of time to be alive in. Acts 17:26 He made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons, and the bounds of their habitation. Lord, I pray we each have the strength to do our life assignments and fulfill your will. I Pray for strength to our first responders. In Jesus Name Amen
this verse is my favorite verse, P am doing what really please od.
A wonderful post! Was really depressed and despairing till I read it. Thank you Holy Spirit Praise You Father God!
I am in the Father, and the Father is in me,.........we are in the Father, and the Father is in us. We dwell in GOD, and GOD (Holy Spirit) dwells in us (1 John 4:15), for in HIM we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). The pure in heart see GOD (Matt. 5:8).
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE HELP ME & ALL MY FAMILY & FRIENDS;ETC;HELP WITH THE WAITING&AND EVERYTHING YOU HAVE ON YOUR WILL IN OUR LIVES NEED YOU IN THIS ONLY YOU ARE THE BEST IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE;THANKYOUJESUS!@1
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE HELP ME ON THE WAITING;FOR ME ;MY 2 DAUGHTERS;AND ALL MY FAMILY;INCLUDING OUR HUSBANDS;COMMON LAW HUSBAND;THANKYOUJESUS;WE ALL NEED YOUR HELP;AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU ARE IN;YOU ARE THE BEST@THANKYOUJE$U$!@1
Father, my heart aches at what I see around me....with my children, with people who claim to love you. However, you remind me of your promises...no permanent damage, just a means to an end of one of the saddest things I have ever seen. Brothers and sisters, pray with me for those who feel at a loss that no one can comprehend. God, thank you and I praise you always. Hallelujah.
I need prayer in this area of my walk with the Lord, Please pray for me.
God has not forgotten you - he is right there to walk beside you. He promises he will NEVER leave you - check it out in Deuteronomy 31:6.
Daniel - I am praying with you today to feel the amazing peace from God! God promises that he will NEVER leave us so trust in this truth (Deuteronomy 31:6). Keep talking to him & turning things over to him daily!
We are praying for you and your family as your hearts heal from the passing of your mom.
Thanks for this timely encouragement and reminder
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Amen, Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow.
I trust you Lord for you have not failed me, help me while I wait on you Lord! 🤗
My mom passed to Jesus a few days ago . I know she is with Him and at total health & Peace . I am sad but she is not AMEN
Yes!! Thank You Jesus! "Your love never fails, never runs out, never gives up on me!". "You are the same, yesterday, today and forever"....Faithful! Therefore, I will put my trust in You and wait patiently in Your Presence!
Praise God for His unfailing love. Thank You!
Gods silence does not mean Gods laziness because He is doing some root work.
I enjoyed this devotional today. Very helpful.
Yes the trials of society become personal when they effect our desires and needy wants. God never forgets us but we lose our focus on him and begin to worry and even panic. Our Lord Jesus will never leave us and is working everything our for his glory and our joy. Faith in him gives us the hope to believe.
Learning to trust God in the process even when I don’t understand/see him moving.
Thank you for these on time words. I needed this encouragement as well.
I was asking these hard questions just days ago, so this reminder is so timely! It has been a long wait, and with everything going on around me in real time it seems like the answer will never come. But I do think there is value in the waiting, it builds character, perseverance and oh what a glorious outcome that I can't even begin to truly comprehend. So I'm waiting and praising Him in the trial.... for His perfect timing ❤
Sometimes the wait is what God is teaching us for our own good. God's timing not ours. I struggle with this too. Has God turned from me and if so, why? It makes me want to pray more and more, ask God those specific questions. Maybe I will never know why and it does make me question my faith from time to time.
He will never leave you nor for sake you
It always help when we pause and reflect on God's faithfulness in the past. We come to realize that He hasn't brought us this far just to leave us, He has a perfect will and plan for each of us.
Lately I've been feeling this way. With all the drama I've been experiencing, I sometimes think God has either forgotten me entirely, or he gets pleasure in seeing me suffer. I wish he would give me evidence to the contrary.
I have too many problem is lack of God forget about me
Your words are always encouraging, especially through this virus thing that we're going through. Thank you and thank You Jesus