Grace and peace be unto you.
Have you ever made the comment, “It seems as if God has forgotten me?” If you have, I understand because I made similar comments in the past. However, God has assured me that he is always with me, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” (Deuteronomy 31:8). The truth is, God has not forgotten you; he is always with you.
The story is told that King Saul had a grandson named Mephibosheth. Saul and Jonathan (Mephibosheth’s father) died at the Battle of Mount Gilboa when Mephibosheth was 5 years old. It so happened that shortly afterwards, Mephibosheth had an accident which left him unable to walk (2 Samuel 4:4). He was then sent to live at the house of Machir, son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.
After Saul’s death, David was anointed king. Many years later, he enquired if there were any living relative of Jonathan that he might bless. He was told that Mephibosheth lived at the house of Machir. David immediately sent for him, gave him the land that belonged to Saul and his family, and allowed him to eat at the king’s table (2 Samuel 9). Mephibosheth did not know that he would have lived to be treated as royalty. He thought he was forgotten. Nonetheless, God did not forget him. He knew where he was living and waited for the right time to inspire David to bring him home.
As you read this blog, God is looking at you. He knows where you are and what is happening in your life. He is aware of your thoughts and emotions. He has not forgotten you. God has given you his map (Bible) to guide you along life’s journey and desires that you study it. He has also given you his Holy Spirit who lives within you (Ephesians 1:14), and is waiting to guide you. The psalmist says, “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me…” (Psalm 23:4).
Perhaps, you are muttering to yourself, “If God is with me, why have I not received my breakthrough?” The prophet Isaiah wrote, “This is what the Lord says: In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you…” (Isaiah 49:8). God is not ready to bless you as yet. This truth might be hard to grasp but God has his plan that he follows.
According to Scripture, while the Israelites were in exile, God told them to continue living and enjoying their lives, instead of sitting and waiting to return to Jerusalem while life passes them by (Jeremiah 29:5-7). He is saying the same thing to us, we should live our lives and enjoy his many blessings. We ought not to spend our time pining after the long-awaited breakthrough or blessing. Are you living your life and enjoying God’s blessings? The Bible says, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:13).
Heavenly Father, please help us to study your Word, so we know that you are always with us, and answers our prayers in your time. In Jesus’s Name. Amen.
The Heart of God: Follow His Plan. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0931WSF59