“And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged”Genesis 8:1
When Joseph was sitting in a prison cell all alone, he must of known that the butler had forgotten all about him (Genesis 40:23). Days had passed, until God’s perfect timing was revealed when the butler remembered Joseph’s name before Pharaoh.
Sometimes we can feel like Joseph. We feel like God forgets us, and it seems like we are the ones that are sitting in that prison. We may be facing a difficult circumstance where we feel we cannot shoulder the burden. We may feel tired and alone in this life as one storm after another beats upon us.
Can you imagine how Noah must have felt when God told him of the upcoming judgment? So many emotions would be exploding through his mind. He would be thankful for God’s grace, but at the same time, feel a sense of urgency and compassion. Noah may have even felt unworthy or unable to do what God had asked him to do. Yet, God remembered Noah and was there to help.
For days they were in that shelter made of wood, and I’m sure that Noah wondered if he would ever see dry land again. No doubt, he had more emotions running rapidly through his mind as he considered what was next for himself and his family. Yet (Genesis 8:1), God remembered Noah and was with him every step of the way.
This passage of Scripture is such a beautiful hope to the Christian’s soul. God remembered Noah, and we can be assured that He will remember us as well.
No matter how we feel or what burdens may be pushing us down, we can know for sure that God knows all about it, and that He is there to help us through.