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I Will Not Forget You

September 10, 2018

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I Will Not Forget You

Sometimes  when everything seems to be going wrong  and our prayers are not answered,  we are sorely tempted  to feel that God has forgotten us  or that He will not save us.     We should not allow ourselves  to be tempted  in that way, because claiming God will not save us  is actually  calling God a liar.     Whenever we are so tempted,  we need to turn  to God’s word.     His promises are eternal,  and in His holiness,  He cannot lie.     Romans 10:9-10 assures us,

If you confess  with your mouth  Jesus as Lord,  and believe  in your heart  that God raised Him  from the dead,  you shall be saved;  for with the heart man believes,  resulting in righteousness,  and with the mouth he confesses,  resulting  in salvation.

Think about it.     Do you believe  that God raised Jesus  from the dead?     Then you are saved  and God certainly has not left you.     Troubles may feel overwhelming,  but God is letting them test and refine us,  so that our faith is purified  like gold.

God has promised  to be with us  and never leave us  since the beginning of time — and He has faithfully kept  that promise.     In Isaiah 49:15-16,  God tenderly reminds us,

Can a woman forget her nursing child,   
And have no compassion  on the son  of her womb?      
Even these may forget,  but I will not forget you.   
Behold,  I have inscribed you  on the palms of My hands.

So great is God’s faithfulness towards us  that He sent Jesus  to be our Savior  from all sin,  exactly as He had promised.     No matter what sorts of troubles  the people went through  from the Garden of Eden  to the coming of the Savior,  God was with them all along.     They sometimes felt  like God had left them,  but actually  God was always near  and ready to save.

Many had experiences  in which they felt  like they were no longer saved.     We can read about their times  of anguish throughout the Bible.     But,  God was always faithful  to save  when their time of testing  was enough  according to His wisdom  and mercy.     In Isaiah 54:10,  God comforts His people  in their affliction,

For the mountains may be removed  and the hills may shake,   
But My lovingkindness  will not be removed  from you,   
And My covenant of peace  will not be shaken,   
Says the LORD  who has compassion on you.

When our “mountains” are shaking,  in peace,  we can still know  that God is lovingly  in control  and will have compassion  on us.     Jesus has claimed us  as His own sheep.     We belong to Him  and are under  His almighty care.     Therefore,  in John 10:27-29,  Jesus confirms His eternal care  for our souls,

My sheep hear My voice,  and I know them,  and they follow Me;  and I give eternal life  to them,  and they shall never perish;  and no one  shall snatch them out  of My hand.    My Father  who has given them to Me,  is greater than all;  and no one is able  to snatch them  out of the Father’s hand.

Whatever our fears,  we are being carried  in the Good Shepherd’s almighty,  protective hands.     We are safe forever.     Therefore,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     It is so good  to know  that You are the Savior  and will never leave us.     Let us confess Your name  all our days.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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