Look Forward, Backward in December — Part III
Sometimes, we think God has forgotten us, but His word says, that’s impossible. Isaiah 49:15 says, “Can a woman forget her nursing child…Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” When God makes a promise, He keeps it. #LookForwardBackwardinDecember #amwriting @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE
A number of years ago, I’d signed up for a couple different things, and never heard back. I just figured they didn’t want me, so I struggled a bit with rejection, and tried to release expectations about those events.
Then, all of a sudden, I heard from both. They’d forgotten me. They’d forgotten I’d signed up to be a part of those things.
They apologized, and said I was welcome to participate. So I did. I played a worship concert in Lancaster and served on the election board before I was actually elected later.
For me, it was about my attitude in the waiting. And the release of expectations. But God says we can expect Him not to forget us, even when it seems He has.
From the time Israel returned to the land after exile, it was 450 years before God sent a Messiah. Isaiah 44:21 says a couple things. First, that Israel is to remember that God had made them His chosen people. Then, He says this, “…O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me.”
Isaiah 54:4 is a very encouraging verse. Although it was spoken to Israel, we can apply this to how God thinks about us. “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth…” I love this because the Bible says that even if we forget Him, He won’t forget us. When we turn to Him, we can forget the junk of the past and remember that God brought us this far.