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Have you ever felt left out? Maybe it was an event that all your friends were invited to, but no invitation came your way. Maybe it was a promotion you felt sure had your name on it, and someone else’s got the nod.
Feeling forgotten is a terrible feeling. Noah, the Old Testament boat builder knew the feeling. Sitting in the ark for days, weeks, and months after the rain ended, Noah wondered if God had forgotten him. Would the water ever recede? Would he and his family ever be able to resume life outside of this boat?
Take a look at a wonderful verse in Genesis 8:1 (NIV) “But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and He sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.”
One phrase here is especially powerful, “But God remembered Noah…” Although Noah didn’t know where God was, God knew Noah’s exact location. God remembered Noah and brought an end to the situation. God sent a wind to drive away the water and dry the earth. It was God’s way of saying to Noah, “It’s enough! It’s over!”
Little by little, day by day Noah’s situation improved until the final day when Noah exited the ark and started fresh again.
Whatever you’re facing today, remember that God remembers you! He knows right where you are! He’s coming your way to get you out and give you a fresh start too!