not be forgotten of me
"Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel, for you are My servant; I have formed you, you are y servant; O Israel, you will not be forgotten by me" Isaiah 45:21
This New Year begins with a great promise from God. He says, "You will not be forgotten by me" (Isaiah 45:21). For those of you who wonder whether the Lord remembers you, here comes a promise to confirm his love towards you. He is the one who created you. He says to you, return unto me. In Hosea 6:1, we read,Come and let us return to the Lord. For he has torn, but he will heal us. He has stricken, but he will bind us up. In the past years, you have gone far away from God because of your iniquity. The Lord being a jealous God in order to bring you back has torn you. Here he comes to heal you. He has stricken you to make you realize your mistakes. Now, he will bind you. Before that you should return to him through words of confession. Tell him, "Take away all my iniquity. Receive us graciously. For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips" (Hosea 14:1,2).
If you return to him, the Lord says "I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins" (Isaiah 43:25). If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9). He regards the prayers of the destitute and shall not despise their prayer (Psalms 102:17). Maybe you are literally or spiritually a destitute. The Lord says come to me I will cleanse you. Although a mother beats her child, she embraces him when she sees the tears in the childs eyes. How much more will the Lord do to you. Are you asking yourself will the Lord forgive my backslidings and the sins I knowingly committed. He says to you, "Return you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings" (Jeremiah 3:22).
What would God do to you, if you return to him. He says, "I will go before you and make the crooked places straight. I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places" (Isaiah 45:2). There were certain dreams in your life which was never fulfilled, the promotion which was due to you was given to someone less worthy of it, the baby you always longed for, a happy married which was elusive to you, however much you earned it was never enough for you. This year the Lord says I will fulfill your expectations if only you would come to me. He will be with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to your own land. He will not leave you until what he has spoken to you (Genesis 28:15).
There are lot of examples in Bible which confirms that the Lord remembers his people. Sometime it may look he has forgotten you. Never will he forget you. He remembered Rachel (Genesis 30:22) when she was about to give up of having a child. He remembered Hannah and her supplications and gave her a beautiful son (I Samuel 1:19). He remembered Noah and all that were in the ark and brought them out of the ark (Genesis 8:1). He will remember you too in the time of utter desperation. This year will be a year in which you will hear glad tidings and see them happen in your life.
Shall we bow before God and ask him to teach us to do his will so that whatever we have read so long will not be yet another message but will become a reality.If you are blessed by this message kindly let us know, that we praise God together at firstname.lastname@example.org