Remembering Him…

My heart hurts when I read Psalm 22…the desperation in David’s words have been so representative of where I am these days. 

Why have you left me, God?  Why are you so far away?  I have loved You from birth.  Now is not the time for you to leave me…not with trouble so near.

I think David felt…forgotten.  David is crying…Lord, don’t you remember me?

I was cast upon You from birth.  From my mother’s womb You have been my God.  – Psalm 22:10

Don’t you remember me, Lord?

And that is where I have been for several days now…quite the pity party, I know.  I have become weary of things like FaceBook, where everyone posts happy thoughts and pictures of parties and vacations and fun.  I am tired of having to put my happy face on every morning. 

To be honest, I have felt quite justified in my anger toward God…Yes, Lord, you have just forgotten me.

Then, this morning, I read these words…

Who are you that you fear mortal men…Who are you that you forget the Lord your Maker…Who are you that you live in constant terror every day…  – Isaiah 51:12-13 NIV

Who am I…to question God’s faithfulness to me when He has been nothing but faithful over the years?  Who am I…to question God’s provision when I have never wanted for anything?  Who am I…to doubt the love and care of the One who watched His Son die a painful, agonizing death so that I could live?  Who am I…to dare forget Him?

For I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar – the Lord Almighty is My name.  I have put My words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand – I, who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’  – Isaiah 51:15-16

Who is He?

  • He neither faints nor grows weary…Isaiah 40:28
  • He is faithful…1 Thessalonians 5:24
  • He is our peace…Ephesians 2:14
  • He is our comforter…2 Corinthians 1:3
  • He is our Saviour…Romans 10:13
  • He is our provider…Matthew 6:25-34
  • He remembers us…Psalm 103:14
  • He is merciful and good…Psalm 107:1
  • He satisfies…Psalm 107:9
  • He is our keeper…Psalm 121:5

No…He has not forgotten me…and I dare not forget who I know Him to be…

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