Genesis 8:1 (NKJV) Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.
When we talk about Noah’s life, we tend to focus on the ark. But let’s turn our attention to Noah’s spiritual life for a moment. It probably had gotten pretty old for Noah, his wife, his children, and all those animals inside the ark. The sea can be a lonely place, and they had been inside the ark for approximately a year. We can at times feel the Lord has forgotten us; do you feel at this point in your life that God has forgotten you?
I wonder if Noah ever doubted during that time: Was this a good idea? Is this really what I should have done? He hadn’t heard anything from the Lord. Did he wonder whether God had really spoken to him?
But I love how (Genesis 8) begins: “Then God remembered Noah” This isn’t implying that God had forgotten about him. Rather, it is using our language to help us get a picture of God. The Lord didn’t forget about Noah, and the Lord doesn’t forget about us, either. Let me pause here and assure you, the Lord has not forgotten about you my sister and brother!
Sometimes the Lord works in a dramatic way in our lives. And sometimes months or years go by, and nothing dramatic happens. You are just living the Christian life by faith. You wonder, Is God even paying attention anymore? The Lord always pays attention, and you know what? You just need to do the last thing God told you to do and be faithful there.
Point to ponder: God always finishes what He starts. That is why the Lord is called the author and finisher of our faith. (Philippians 1:6) says, “Being confident of this. Our Lord who began a good work in you will carry it to completion unto the day of Jesus Christ.”
You just hold your course. Maybe you have felt a call to ministry, and there hasn’t been a lot of fruit in your ministry. Or even a career change, maybe a family change, possibly a health change, just hold your course. Just carry on, and keep doing what God has told you to do.
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