WEEK 10: God Remembers Us

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“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4, NLT)

 

Sometimes we reach a point in life where we feel like we are in a waiting room. God has called you to a certain place, but now it feels almost as if He has forgotten you there. You see everyone taking their turn to achieve greatness and everybody seems to be going places, while you sit there waiting for your name to be called… but it never is.

I went through a very tough season in ministry, where I just felt like the Lord had left me. I struggled with knowing that He loved me and still wanted to use me. I went on many walks trying to understand God and what He was doing. I became so frustrated and felt like life came to a standstill. I felt led to journal my experiences and to make a record of Scriptures He was giving me, and I started to compile a book about my identity in Christ and practical ways of applying the Scriptures.

Just like how God remembered Noah after the flood, how He remembered Rachel and Hannah when they could not bear children, and how He remembered His covenant with Abraham, God remembered me. He used my journaling and experiences through this tough time to develop a book titled “Far Above Rubies”, which has been published. Every copy that was printed was sponsored. I know that this is only by His grace and is not a result of anything I did by myself. I needed to know I was remembered by God, and I hope people might be touched in the same way by the material in the book.

I was never alone – God was always close beside me, protecting and comforting me. Don’t throw away any experiences you may have encountered or endured through. God is in the business of trading beauty for our ashes. Believe it today!

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