It is a terrible feeling. We cry, “Where are you? Why don’t you help? Have you forgotten me?” If you are now or have been in that state or are trying to encourage someone who feel this way, today’s devotional is for you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Genesis 8:1 (ESV)
But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the livestock that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind blow over the earth, and the waters subsided.
“‘God remembered Noah.’ That is a strong ‘anthropomorphism… It might seem as if, in the wild rush of the waters from beneath and from above, the little handful in the ark were forgotten. Had the Judge of all the earth, while executing ‘terrible things in righteousness,’ leisure to think of them who were ‘afar off upon the sea’? Was it a blind wrath that had been let loose? No… Judgment was discriminating. The sunshine of love broke through even the rain-clouds of the flood.
“So the blessed lesson is taught that, in the widest sweep of the most stormy judgments, there are those who abide safely, fearing no evil. Though the waters are out, there is a rock on which we may stand safe, above their highest wave…. They who trust God, and, trusting Him, realize as if present the future judgment, and,’ moved with fear,’ take refuge in the ark, are never forgot by Him, even while the world is drowned. They live in His heart, and in due time He will show that He remembers them.” [Alexander Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture I, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, n.d.), p. 56-57]