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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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2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
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?
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2 years ago
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.
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2 years ago
is to remember God never forgotten us
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2 years ago ( updated 2 years ago )
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
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2 years ago
this verse is my favorite verse, P am doing what really please od.
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