Do you ever have days where you feel unseen, forgotten, overlooked, unappreciated? I’ve had more than my fair share of these days of late. This pressing into Jesus, this seeking His face and determining to find my fulfillment in Him and Him alone, it’s a hard journey at times.
The world would tell me that I crave man’s approval.
The world would tell me that my eyes are for everything else but Him.
The world would tell me that my time is better spent doing rather than being with Him.
The world would tell me that my sin is too great, my shame too deep.
I give in to the lies, and believe that what the world says about me is true — that I must gain man’s approval to be accepted; that I must seek after the things of this world to be fulfilled; that I must do the work of the ministry in order to be His beloved; that my sin and shame keep me from His Presence.
Yet, He remembered me.
When my heart goes seeking after the approval of others, He remembers me. He gently reminds me that He approves of me and takes joy and delight in all that I do.
When I choose to fill the gaping wounds in my heart with the temporary pleasures of this world, He remembers me. He reminds me that the things of this world will pass away, but that His love is steadfast, enduring, and that He alone can satisfy the ache in my heart.
When I strive to do His work, even when worn out, burnt out and lacking His anointing, He remembers me. He reminds me that this ministry, it is a partnership with Him. It’s a get to, not a have to, and that by being in His presence, I will be filled to overflowing and given the strength to do His work.
When I fall deep into depression, or allow anxiety to take over, when I am faced with the sin of the day and my selfish and ugly ways, He remembers me. He gently speaks to my heart and reminds me that He has taken my sin and my shame, that He carried it all the way to the cross, that He bore it so that I wouldn’t have to. He reminds me that He cast it into the sea, and that He does not remember it.
But He remembered me.
He took all my sin and shame, bore it all upon a tree, bled and died just for me.
When I forget, He reminds me.
When I am overcome with the weight of the world, I will remember this……
He remembered me.
but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
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