God Has Not Forgotten You

God-has-not-forgotten-youI have a feeling that someone reading this today feels alone, upset, frustrated, and blue. If that describes you, I want you to encourage you with this message: God has not forgotten you.

I know that sometimes it feels like He might have forgotten you:

  • When your prayers go unanswered, or seem to go unanswered;
  • When doors of opportunity that you want God to open stay tightly closed instead;
  • When bad things happen unexpectedly;
  • When your feeler goes numb and all you can feel is apathy;
  • When bills pile up, income goes down, and you just aren’t seeming to get ahead;
  • When your dream doesn’t happen as quickly as you want it to.

I get it. Sometimes you can feel forgotten in those times.

Nevertheless, you know what? The truth about all of the situations I named above, and all other situations I didn’t name, is this:

God has not forgotten you.

He’s right beside you. He’s sitting at the table with you while you read those bills and bounced-check notices. He’s on the phone with you while you talk to that doctor. He’s right beside you when you don’t feel a thing.

How do I know this? Because the Bible tells us over and over again, in many beautiful passages, that you are God’s beloved child. You are precious and priceless. Look at Isaiah 49:14-16:

Start-quoteBut Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.” 

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.”

You are Papa’s child, and it’s not possible for Him to forget you. He has actually engraved you on the palms of His hands–not just your name, but YOU. YOU are engraved on the palms of God’s hands… and since YOU are actually in the palms of His hands, that means everything that pertains to you is there. 

Oh precious sisters and brothers, no matter what is going on with you today, HE KNOWS. God has not forgotten you, and He is right there with you through it.

Look at these additional, encouraging Scripture passages:

Start-quote…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”Amen (Matthew 28:20b).

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread” (Psalm 37:25).

“For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance” (Psalm 94:14).

“…for He [God]Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” (Hebrews 13:5b AMP).

“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, their tongues fail for thirst. I, the Lord, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them” (Isaiah 41:17).

So you are not abandoned. I know that sometimes things don’t happen when or how we’d like them to happen. Sometimes we don’t understand what’s going on, and sometimes we feel alone. But if that’s you today, I want you to know:

  • God knows both you and your life intimately.
  • He sees everything you are going through.
  • He understands the cry of your heart.
  • He sees your thirst for more, for greater, for beyond. He sees your hunger.
  • He knows your pain.

And He has not forgotten you. He has you in the palms of His hands, and He’s got it all under control.

He has a future for you. It’s a future beyond your wildest expectations. Jeremiah 29:11 says He’s thinking about your future right now:

Start-quoteFor I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

I don’t usually hear it taught that way, but this verse literally says that right now God is thinking about the future He’s going to give you.

So…

He knows you. He loves you. His heart beats for you. You are engraved in the palms of His hands, and He has it all covered. He will perfect all things that concern you (Psalm 138:8).

God has not forgotten you. Does this message encourage your heart? If so, please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you!

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36 Comments

  1. Venetia Mosley says:

    …this was so for me. I really felt like a President Bush education bill…the child that got left behind 🙁 I thoroughly know what Joseph felt like in that dungeon. Thanks for the refreshing word.

    1. I’m so glad it touched you, Venetia. Your sense of humor still cracks me up. I’m sorry you feel left behind, though. I can totally identify as well. But God will raise you up! Psalm 75 is a good word. I hadn’t noticed it before Julie Meyer talked about it in this word, but I’m really digging into it. It might help you too if you haven’t read it recently. 🙂 Thanks as always for reading and commenting!

      1. Venetia Mosley says:

        T Sometimes you have to just keep 🙂 because God definitely has a sense of humor. hanks a million. I will definitely check out those scriptures.

  2. Leah McLean says:

    Thank you for this post. We need to be reminded of this every, single day, and every minute of every day. Thank you and many blessings to you!

  3. Thank you for your encuraging message. I want to commend you for doing this because many believers do not have anyone to encourage them. Sometimes those who encourage others do not have anyone to encorage them and this is difficult. Keep up the good work!

    1. I agree, June. We all need a big bear hug of encouragement every once in awhile… and the more often, the better, in my opinion! Thank you so much for reading and for sharing your kind words.
      Have a wonderful day!

    2. Thanks for these beautiful words, what a beautiful reminder it is. I plan on sharing this with a group of homeless women, I hope you don’t mind.
      Debbie, Mesquite TX

  4. I’m thankful I read this because it spoke directly to me. I’ve been going through some tough times and I still smile on the outside. Thanks for this on time word.

    1. Amen. Thank you so much for letting me know, Pam. So glad our Daddy God encouraged you! I hope things get better for you very soon. 🙂

  5. Once again this was just exactly the encouragement I needed this week as we wait on Gods provision. That version of Hebrews 13:5 was really the answer to my fears!

    1. So glad to hear that, Jennifer! He’s so good! You hang in there, sister! I pray God would increase your strength today, and pour out grace, grace, and more grace as you wait and seek Him. 🙂

  6. May van Zyl says:

    Thank you Jamie, your post has let me remember that God is always with me. In this mad rushing life, one feels that you are alone carrying the burdens of everyday life. Thank you, I feel blessed knowing God is still with me everyday.
    God bless you

    1. Amen. He is with you all the time. It’s who He is! I pray that He would give you rest today as you come to Him with your burdens. May you have grace and peace, and may your heart be encouraged and your head lifted up by our Daddy God. Hugs to you, sister!!!

  7. Ruth Goff says:

    This was much neede water for my soul today. I know all this, but I need to be reminded sometimes. May God richly bless you for your encouragement!

  8. God bless you, this is so me. Been discouraged and sad. Thank you becuase I believe God has spoken through you. The bible passages were what I needed. Thank you

    1. Ahi, I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I’ve been out in the woods for days and haven’t had internet access until just now.
      I pray Papa would touch you right now and give you a big hug, and would help you get through what you’re going through with grace and strength. And that Holy Spirit would comfort you as only He can right now. That He would show Himself to you as your Glory and the Lifter of your head. In Jesus’ name.

  9. Thank you so much for this reminder! I am learning to not trust my feelings, but to trust and be confident in our Savior, Jesus Christ, and what he says in his word. I will commit these verses to memory. I really needed to “hear” this. May God continue to use you.

    1. Ayyymen!!! Thank you for reading. Yes, His Word is what we live on. Not bread–but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Deuteronomy 8:3. That’s one of the hardest-to-learn lessons that God ever taught me, but it’s also been one of the most helpful, life-changing lessons I’ve ever learned in my life. Thanks be to God!
      By the way, if you haven’t read Deuteronomy 8 recently, you might be encouraged by it. It’s filled with so much hope for the person who’s going through a hard time.

  10. Thank you,Quite encouraging. with this am convinced that the Almighty God is always with me

  11. I am emotional yet motivated. I needed this reassurance that God has not forgotten about me. I have been too hard on myself for forgetting that He is my Rock and Fortress but I am content of His unfailing grace over my life.

    Thank you for this platform.

  12. Tshabuse Azwitamisi says:

    thanks for those encouraging words.now I know that God is with me through this difficult path I am at…continue doing your great work may God bless you more

  13. Loretta N says:

    This was for me.It seems as if life has become stagnat and there have been no blessings coming in;I’ve been believing God ,for years now,to fulfill His promises to me,and it’s as if my prayers are not being answered.I have equally refused to give up ,for I have no one else to help me but Him ,alone!!!Still believing,Still waiting on HIM ,THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF MY FAITH!!!

  14. Pamela Kilgore says:

    Tears in my eyes!!!! Just ran across this….divine find!!!! Pam in Detroit

  15. I was looking for how to encourage some people in prison today that God has not forgotten them, this is so on point.
    May God continue to use you to minister to lives in need.

  16. Julie Ann Filter says:

    We are surely in the middle of one of the greatest struggles we’ve fought yet, and we’ve been through many. After four years post-military service, my husband has finished his degree program as Valedictorian and with multiple awards, yet we are still waiting for employment. The pain of rejection stinks so very much, and hope can be equally as painful. Yet, we press on. Faith is not always easy at all. Not at all…

  17. Adetutu Oyeteju says:

    I just read these and am so glad i did, its so lifting and my heavy heart is at ease. I ve never been moved like this , it like u touched every area of my life. Thank you God bless u. U made my faith in Him stronger that He has not forgotten me.

  18. Geoffrey kimathi says:

    i was so down. i keep asking God many quastions en no answer but after reading this passage atlist have got power to stand firm not loose my hold on Jesus. Thenkew

  19. This was confirmation for what the Holy Spirit told me this morning. God has not forgotten me!!!!

  20. Glendetta Clemmons says:

    Thank you so very much! I needed to be encouraged on this journey God have entrusted me with it can get very lonely but today I cry tears of joy encouraged by the power of your inspirational words glory to God continue on you journey with more Grace in Jesus name and remember love covers in so many ways like this one today for me by you thanks love your ministry.

  21. Hey Jamie, could u give me word from the Lord?

  22. Thank you for this blessed assurance that I am not forgotten or forsaken that our Abba Father sees the struggle, emotional pain and weariness of the last 2 years of this deceptive and oppressive treatment that my husband and I have been walking through. I pray for breakthrough and God’s power to overcome, redeem and reverse this unjust situation.

  23. Amen. Blessed be the Lord who always make a way where there seem to be no way.

  24. Pastor Godwin Robert says:

    Dear Sister, I am blessed by your writing “God Has Not Forgotten You”. Kindly keep us in prayer.
    In Him
    Pastor Godwin Robert

  25. Thanks for these words. I needed to be encouraged to today, feeling sad and dissappointed.

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