The word, “Remember,” is a powerful word. As believers in Jesus Christ, we’re commanded to remember the Lord and what He’s done for us.
The Psalmist said, “I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old.” (Psalm 77:11)
We also use the word “remember” when we ask God to remember His promises and help us in our time of need.
Samson’s prayed, “O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once” (Judges 16:28). And to Jesus, the thief on the cross said, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” (Luke 23:42)
But the most powerful use of the word “remember” is when God says that He remembers us, and His covenant promises towards us.
“Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing … (saying) ‘I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh … The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.’” (Genesis 8:1; 9:15-16)
God had just finished His judgment against humanity’s wickedness and the flood He sent upon the earth. And it says that God remembered Noah and the creatures on the Ark, and made a covenant with Noah never to destroy the earth again by way of a flood, and He set a rainbow in the sky to remind us of His promise.
No matter what we may be going through, whether it is feeling forgotten, down, and dejected, or whether we’re suffering from an illness or disease, what we need to remember is that God remembers His promises. Promises like He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), or Jesus’s promise that He will be with us to the end (Matthew 28:20).
And so today remember that God remembers you and that He will be there for you through thick and thin.
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West 1st South, behind ACE Hardware.
This Sunday at 10 a.m., Pastor Dennis will be looking at the faith of Gideon and how the kind of faith we need to endure the trials and challenges we face in this life. The message is entitled, “Gideon – A Faith that Challenges Life.”
Sunday morning service begins at 10 a.m. either in-person or on-line (Children and Youth ministry available). All services and teachings, including Sunday 6 p.m. service, are available on our YouTube Channel, “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship.”
Pastor Lee also provides daily inspiration (Devotionals, Thoughts, and Tweets) on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dennis.lee.3760/).
15 thoughts on “God Has Not Forgotten”
In these trying times, what joy it brings to know we are not alone!
I always love to read Hebrews 13:5 where it says that He will never leave us nor forsake us, and how Jesus said that He will be with us to the end. Take care and God bless –
And He never has. He has been there even when I wasn’t seeking Him because I had got caught up in worldly “stuff.”
Even though we may not be as faithful as we should, I am so grateful that He remains faithtul.
Take care my friend.
People do not realize that our Lord God is always right there beside us – all they have to do is turn and say, “Lord I am here — your servant your child, embrace my heart, my soul, my mind, my body with your love, your compassion, and understanding. Grant me peace, calm, and healing…that I may be nothing less than what you ask of me. Amen
Thank you for these words of encouragement. I pray that peace, calm, and healing over you both.
Take care, be safe, and God bless
P.S., Hopefully lunch sometime soon.
I received the following text message. Maybe this might encourage someone today.
“Great article. I needed that today!”
I pray you have a great day.
👍 / Good reminder; esp. for promises kept. BB
I hope you guys are doing well, and to realize that we are always on the mind of God does bring comfort.
Hope to see you soon,
Thank you for your article, we must always bring God’s spoken word into remembrance, God’s promises are yeah and amen. As a child of God we must always bring him to remember us and all his promises he made to us mankind. Hezekiah asked God,” Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. … 2kings 20:3
Thank you for your response. It is overwhelming to think about how much God loves us, and how faithful He is towards us, when we are not that faithful back.
Take care and God bless
That is such a comfort and encouragement. Speaking of remembering God’s everlasting covenant, the greatest one being our salvation for all who will call upon Jesus and receive Him as Lord and Savior having eternal life to look forward to in Heaven with Him for all eternity, I am reminded of a vision that was given to someone who was present when my daughter was baptized years ago and shared that vision with me. Years later, God reminded me of that vision as I had been praying for my daughter to re-surrender her life back to the Lord. What God revealed to me through that vision that had been spoken was the numerous times God had restored the Israelites back to Him, despite the number of times they turned their back against God and He never stopped loving them and never forgot His covenant with them. God showed me that’s exactly what He had done for my daughter. Even though for a season she went astray, God never stopped loving her and never forgot His promise to her. And now she loves Jesus with all of her heart, has been restored to her now 12-year-old son and is serving God faithfully in all that she does impacting everyone around her.
Another thing even more recently is in the midst of a difficult and uncertain time my husband is going through, I had been praying for God to touch his heart in a way that would give him peace and remind him how God will never forsake him or us and would be faithful to see us through. Just this week, when it came to my attention that the Holy Spirit had ministered through him and given him a word for the encouragement for those around him as well, my heart was so filled with joy knowing that God was answering that very prayer. I am so excited and looking forward to what God is going to do in and through him. Even my faith was refreshed through that. God always remembers and is so faithful! Like Jesus said in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Thank you for sharing this. It is greatly appreciated.
Thank You for your message, it sure helps knowing that he is with us no matter what.
James, with most everyone pulling away from others in the time of this pandemic, this is definitely a comfort. Take care and God bless