Remembered by God

While there may never be sufficient language to explain, make sense or reconcile the difficult, painful and hard things of life, it is possible to still walk in security and be confident. While everything around us and within us is uncertain and feels shaken, it is possible to stand firm. While we may never fully understand all that God is doing and planning in the world or in our lives, we can still be sure of this one thing, we are remembered by God. We are seen by God. We are known by God. 

I am reminded of the story of Joseph. He had a complex and complicated life. He was the favored son of his father who found himself in less than ideal situations. Whether it was in the pit, in prison and eventually the palace, not once was he ever forgotten by God. Although man may have forgotten him and it was difficult to understand in the middle of the story why his life took the path that it did, Joseph appeared to have embraced the mysterious parts of his story. He was able to do so because through it all, he had a deep knowing in God and that he was not forgotten. Although his circumstances appeared to be at odds with his dreams, rather than grumble and resist, he accepted and leaned into the mystery. He chose to draw closer to God. 

Today, we have the benefit of having God's word to illuminate our path. We have a point of reference and insight into the mysterious ways of God. And we find great comfort that while we may not understand fully all that God is doing or why he is doing it, his nature and character and intention towards us is not a mystery. He has made it abundantly clear in his word that he is good, he only does good, and he is always loving.  

If you feel forgotten or experiencing a challenging time navigating the mysterious parts of life and your story, turn to God's word. Remember and gain a deeper knowing that you are always remembered by him. His blessing and favor is for us. 

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him.He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he lavished on us in the Beloved One.In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ 10 as a plan for the right time—to bring everything together in Christ, both things in heaven and things on earth in him. 11 In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory. 13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. Romans 1:3-13

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