This morning when I looked at my phone, there was a message from a high school friend. She just said, I’m thinking about you today and praying for you. I thought how amazing a friend who I haven’t seen in years, would say a prayer for me today.
But more than a friend remembering me, it reminded me that God remembers us. He cares deeply for us and is always working to fulfill his promises to us.
I love the passages in the Old Testament that mention “God remembered.” I know the next thing written will be an example of God’s faithfulness to his people. In Exodus 2:24, God heard the cries of the Israelites and remembered this promise to Abraham. In Genesis 30, God remembered Rachel and provided her a son. In I Samuel 1, God remembered Hannah and also provided a son.
In today’s verse, Psalm 105:8, God remembers you.
He has remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations,Psalm 105:8
What does it mean when God remembers his promises to us?
When God remembers it’s not the same as me saying, “I remembered to get the coffee at the store and forgot the coffee creamer.” He is God and he doesn’t forget anything. When God remembers his promises, it usually means it’s time for them to be fulfilled and we will see a manifestation of the promise, sometimes we might call it a miracle.
If we are paying attention, we will see many ways (big and small) that God remembers us. He will solve problems you didn’t know you had, he is there in the hard times, and he provides for us in the simplest ways everyday.
I thank my friend for remembering me today and reminding me of the deep love that God has for us. We are always on his mind. We have not been forgotten.