Tuesday, January 25, 2011

God Remembers

 12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
 13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
 14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

God Remembers

How much do you remember? Most of us are not gifted with a photographic memory; most of what we read and experience will fall into the cobwebs of our mind, never to be remembered again. That is not true of God; God remembers everything from the creation of our world to the present. Well, He actually remembers everything from eternity past, but that is a concept we have difficulty understanding.

How often are we plagued by our enemies, yet it seems as though God turns an indifferent ear to our problems? Does God know what is happening? Yes, He knows even before we call for help? Why, then, does He not answer our prayers immediately? Why must we wait, sometimes for years for His answer? 

God does not live in time and space as we do; He sees the entire world tapestry from the beginning to the ending of our time. His answers are woven perfectly into that tapestry, exactly at the point where He has planned them to be placed even before the creation of our world. We only see the tiny threads on the back side of the tapestry that represent our time here on earth.

Psalm 9 encourages us to realize that God remembers. The psalmist reminds us: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. When God makes inquisition for blood, the result is perfect justice on behalf of His children. There are no corrupt courts in the kingdom of God; all wrongs will be made right perfectly, and at the perfect time.

What should be our response to this knowledge? How did the psalmist respond? I will rejoice in thy salvation. 

God remembers! He is the author and finisher of our faith, and we rejoice in His salvation. It is not our job to do the work of God; justice is His, and he will bring every unjust thought and act to His perfect court where justice will be served!

Go, and rejoice in the God of your salvation!

God Bless You,

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