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“Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided.” (Genesis 8:1)

When we are feeling like the fulfillment of our promise is always just around the corner and never in our hand it’s important that we remember that God remembers us.

In Hebrew the word used here for “remember” is zakar (Strong’s #2142.)  Zakar means: to remember, to bring into mind, to recollect, to meditation upon, to mention, to mark down, record, recall, and to retain in one’s thoughts.

When speaking of God, it’s not to say that God forgot but rather that something or someone is to approve of, acknowledged.  Unlike being forgotten which would be to dismiss or abandon something as unimportant, this speaks of remembering as being treated as a matter of supreme importance.

God remembers His covenant and His people.

Though we are tossed to and fro on the waves of life’s challenges and our hopes may be sinking fast…“then God remembered.”  (Gen. 8:1)  We may get around this bend in the road only to find there is another 400 mile journey ahead keep putting one foot in front of the other and know He is going to provide each and every step of the way because He has not forgotten your nor what He has promised you.  Amen and Amen.

AUTHOR: Jenny Crawford
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