(August 10, 2015)
It is difficult to accept or understand the statement that the Lord has not forgotten His people – nor will He. When that statement is viewed in light of the catastrophes of the 20th Century, it is almost inconceivable that it could be true. Can we imagine for ourselves that the Lord has not forgotten the Jews even during the Holocaust?
Yet, as difficult as it may be to wrap our minds around that truth, it is nonetheless the truth. The Lord has not turned His back on the Jews, and even during such desperate times He still watched out for them and worked to bless them.
The reason this is important to know is because we will find ourselves in painful situations where we will be tempted to believe that the Lord has forgotten us. By remembering the truth – that He has not forgotten His promises to people in more desperate circumstances than ours – we will find ourselves empowered to bear our burdens with patience and hope in the Lord.