One of the most embarrassing things in life is to run into someone from your past and they can’t remember your name. Not because they have dementia or even amnesia, but simply because your name doesn’t seem to register with them at that particular moment. If you’ve ever been in that situation, then you know how embarrassing it is and it reminds you of how insignificant you were in their life. For those who struggle with the feeling that nobody seems to remember who you are, God does!
If you feel as though your situation has made you irrelevant, God wants you that He knows not only who you are, but He knows where you are! Just like Noah, you are trapped in a situation beyond your control and you are asking How much longer!
How much longer will I have to endure this, experience this, deal with this or put up with this. Even though Noah was trapped in a situation beyond his control – Go Remembered Noah! God remembered Noah but please understand, God has no need to remember because God never forgets! People forget, but God never forgets. When God remembered Noah, it’s not meant as a statement of memory recall, but it’s a statement of concern and care! God knew Noah was in a jam because God led him to the jam and God’s remembering of Noah was a statement of God’s concern for Noah.
God was concerned about Noah and likewise, He is concerned about you! Whenever God directs His concern in your direction, then favor is on its way into your life! Noah had been ordered to build the Ark because God was going to send rain but the greatest challenge for Noah was not the flood, it was the waiting. It rained for forty days, but it took 365-days to pass before Noah was able to come out of the Ark! Don’t miss that, it didn’t take long for him to him to get in the jam but it took him a lot longer to get out!
Noah was “grounded” for a long period of time but God eventually called Noah out. God expressed His concern for Noah and his family by calling them out of the Ark and it was at that point where the tide began to change in Noah’s life. At the moment of God called unto Noah, things changed and the encouraging word for you is that when God calls, things are about to change! God has not forgotten you!