Genesis 8:1 God Remembers

But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Genesis 8:1

Large storms can be something that is scary to go through. The amount of damage a storm can bring, can be tremendous if the storm is big enough. 

As a person is going through a major storm, he can hear the loud roaring winds, the cracking of thunder, the roar of the rain beating down on the house, the noise of the running water off of the house, and the creaking of the house and trees in the great winds. It can be nerve wracking hearing these noises and knowing what the possible damage could be or become.

In the personal life of a person, God has also allowed other types of storms one’s life. These storms can be physical ailments, financial difficulties, marital problems, abuse, persecution, and more. During these storms, it can feel as if God has forgotten the person or abandoned him.

Those who are believers in Jesus and strive to follow God may also feel as though God has left them and forgotten all about them and what is going on. It feels as though the storm in life will never end and that all that will be left is death, pain and suffering. 

Yet, God has not forgotten. Just as He did not forget about Noah and the animals on the ark, He will not forget His people in a storm. Once the storm has accomplished its purpose, God will calm the storm. He will restore things and build things up. 

The purpose of the flood was to destroy sin and get the people to focus back on God. In life, you may be going through a storm. God may be trying to get your attention, or as with Job, He may be trying to prove your faith in Him. Either way, He has not forgotten you. He still remembers you and will preserve you and save you. 

As you travel through a storm in this life, know that God is right there with you. Know that God will save you in the end. Ask God what you need to do or learn through this storm. And give Him praise through it all. God has not, nor will ever forget you.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that God will remove fears of storms in this life; that you will know God’s presence in your life; and that you will trust God will remember you always.

Exodus 2:24-25 God Hears And Remembers With Concern

“God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.” Exodus 2:24-25

Israel (formerly Jacob) and his many sons had moved to Egypt. They had favor with the Pharaoh at the time while Joseph was in high leadership over Egypt. His family kept growing large and larger. Over a period of four hundred years they had grown large enough that the new Pharaoh was concerned.

At some point the Israelites were put into slavery. Now the Pharaoh was trying to wipe them out by killing all the new-born babies. The people were crying out to God. As God heard the cries, He remembered His promises and was concerned about them. He wanted to relieve their misery because He had promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that He would take them out of Egypt into their own land.

The Bible does not state why the Israelites were allowed to be placed into slavery. It is just stated that they did. It was also foretold that it would happen, but it was also foretold that God would give them their own land.

As you go through life, there will be some times of extreme difficulties. You may be wondering why you life is being so difficult. You cry out to God day and night asking for some relief, yet, it seems as though God has forgotten you or refuses to listen.

God does hear your cries. God promised that He would never leave you or forsake you. He is right there by your side.

God also remembers His promises to be there with you and to help you with all of your needs. God remembers that He promised to forgive you and save you from your sin.

With what God hears and remembers, He is concerned for you.

Are you remembering the promises of God?

Go through the Bible and read all the promises of God. Apply those promises to your life.

As you pray remind God of His promises. Remember that God is concerned for you. What you are going through is only for a time, not for all eternity. Do not give up, but know that God hears your prayers.

I pray today that you will know the promises of God for your life; that you will know that God hears your prayers; that you will pray all the time to God; and that God will meet all of your needs in His time and in His way.