Has God forgotten me?

People asked this when they are in crisis.
Even if we don’t articulate it, it sure may cross our minds.

But the real question is, who forgot who first? God never forgets His children. More so, He never forgets the covenant He makes with His children. He is a Covenant Maker and a Covenant Keeper.

The Israelites were in slavery under the Egyptian rule.  After the time of Joseph has passed and the Pharaoh who showed favor for them was gone, the new King put them to slave labor.  They were in distress and a lot of hardship.
[23] During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God. [24] God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob. [25] So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them. (Exodus 2:23-25)

God heard.

“God heard their groaning…”

Our tears, God can see. He is able to see beyond the smile and the facade.
In the quietness of the moment, while we struggle with our circumstances, God hears the cries of our hearts.

A call for provision… a cry for restoration of ruined relationships… a desire to have a baby… a lament for someone who passed away… a whimper because the dream you held on for years just died.

God remembered.

“He remembered His covenant with Abraham…”

His covenant with Abraham was made centuries prior.
That’s how much God is able to remember.

We may have forgotten our promises to God but He never forgets His.
He is a Promise Maker and a Promise Keeper.
He is faithful to keep His end of the bargain even if we are not.

God looked.

“So God looked on the Israelites and was concerned about them.”

God doesn’t just hear and remember, He takes action.
The Israelites were in trouble. God’s Father heart took action and raised up a man named Moses to be the deliverer of His people.

This is the thing that’s fascinating about God.
He hears our prayers. And based on the covenant He has with us as His children, He acts and moves on our behalf. In the moment of weakness, He becomes our strength. In the times of unfaithfulness, He remains faithful.

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