Thursday, February 22, 2007

unforgettable

today, from my devotional A HEART LIKE HIS by Beth Moore:

He says in his heart, "God has forgotten,
he has hidden his face, he will never see it."
Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand;

forget not the afflicted.
Why does the wicked renounce God
and say in his heart, "You will not call to account"?
But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation,
that you may take it into your hands;
to you the helpless commits himself;
you have been the helper of the fatherless.
Psalm 10.11-14esv

Sometimes circumstances look as if God has forgotten His children. But He has not forgotten.

He has seen your battles. He has gathered your tears and blotted your brow. He knows those who have treated you unfairly.

For a time David let the conflict he experienced cloud his calling. He remembered the day Samuel had anointed him king, but forgot that God always finishes what He begins. In seasons like his, we must remember to always stand in God's Word and ever resist the temptation to panic.

If the foundations are destroyed,
what can the righteous do?
Psalm 11.3esv

What kind of experiences have caused your foundations to tremble? What have you learned from your times of trembling? How can you better prepare yourself for such times?

Father, sometimes my foundations shake and I fear in my heart that You have forgotten me. Hold me close in those times Lord, and keep me crying out to You and not in despair.

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