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God Will Not Forget Us
by Ana Caldas,
Recife, Brazil

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” (Isaiah 49:15, NIV)

    Has God forgotten his people?

    How many times did the Jews in Babylon asked that question? They cried and said that God had forgotten them.

    Isaiah wrote to encourage and remind them that God had not forgotten his people. He promised a change in days to come. From their despair, they would emerge triumphant. Their beloved city of Jerusalem and the Temple that had been destroyed would be rebuilt.

    As time passed, history made it clear that God had not forgotten!

    Often we feel like those exiled Jews. Our difficult personal life causes us to ask also, “Could it be that God has forgotten me?” A work dismissal. A fatal sickness. A broken promise. A terminated relationship. Family problems. The loss of someone dear. A sick child. So many things prompt us to ask this question.

    What assurance do we have that God has not forgotten us?

    We have the same promise that Isaiah communicated to Israel, the same word of God, “I will not forget you!” But more than that, we have God’s record of faithfulness through the centuries to preserve Israel, bring his Messiah, and make a holy people more numerous than can be counted.

    God’s promises have never failed in the past. May this assure us that he will not fail in the present nor in the future. PRAYER: Lord, it is so difficult to remember and so easy to forget that you have promised never to leave us or to forget us. Help us to always keep your promises in mind and remember your demontrated faithfulness through the ages. Renew our zeal. In Jesus’ name. Amen.



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