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When It Feels Like God Has Forgotten You

If you're in a season of waiting, it seems there is no answer in sight, and it feels like God has forgotten you, here is what you need to remember. #Biblestudy #2Samuel #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Are you in a season of waiting?

Maybe you are waiting on a prayer to be answered, a baby to be conceived, a problem to be resolved, a chance to be promoted, a debt to be paid off or a prodigal to come home.

I don’t know what you are waiting for – but this I know – during your season of waiting…

God has not forgotten you.

David was anointed King around the age of 15 but he did not take the throne until he was 30!  And during that waiting period David faced a lot of hardship.  I’m sure there were days that David felt forgotten by God.

Join me on this video as we talk about: When It Feels Like God Has Forgotten You.

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Perhaps you are even feeling forgotten by others.

If you are a woman with a big heart  –then you have felt the sting of giving and helping others, and then being forgotten.

It hurts.

But I’m reminded of the story in Luke 17 when Jesus healed the ten men of leprosy.  After healing them ONLY one returned to say thank you.  

Only one!

Jesus asked the one who returned – “where are the other nine”?

Those other nine men, healed of leprosy, went on their merry way enjoying their new health.

Jesus was forgotten.

When we see that the Lord of the universe was forgotten –we realize that none of us will escape being hurt by someone who has forgotten us.

I find that comforting.

Remember this:

Just because a person has forgotten you,
that does not mean that your Heavenly Father has forgotten you.

Here’s 4 Verses to Remind You that You Are Not Forgotten by God

1.  God is going to provide your every need and more.

My God will supply every need of yours
according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:19)

2.  Nothing will ever separate you from the love of God. 

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Romans 8:38 & 39)

3.  He will never leave you or forsake you. 

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
(Deuteronomy 31:6)

4.  God never abandons his children.  You are HIS!

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
(Deuteronomy 31:8)

You are never alone and never forgotten by God.

Rest in this truth today and keep believing.

Walk with the King,

Courtney

 

 

 

 

19 Comments

    1. Praise God for the words of encouragement. Time of waiting is a time of depending on and knowing God more than we ever did. Depending wholeheartedly on Him! Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca, Joseph after the interpretation of dreams etc. God bless you.

  1. The description of grief by your friends mother is perfect. Tears this morning hearing this. I have struggled with this study and your videos are so wonderful in helping me to unpack all that is being said. Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for speaking these truths of God. I have found them so comforting during my season of waiting. Philippians 4:19 is the verse that most resonated with me today. Your post are always so uplifting and encouraging. I also love that quote in your hallway.. a good one to remember!

    Btw, I wanted to say I like your hair! Did you have it colored recently? It looks darker and it suits you!

  3. I wish I had this post, video and example of David many years ago when hubby and I were struggling to get pregnant. It was a rough 3 years. But God was with us and I wrestled to a place that I was at peace. We were always going to adopt if we couldn’t have our own. I did become pregnant and we have 2 healthy boys ages 13 & 10 now. Very thankful and blessed. And realize though it’s hard in the waiting God’s timing is best.

    As a side note I really loved what your friends mom said about grief. Grief is love you can’t give away. So true. Beautifully spoken. Something I will remember.

  4. So often your posts speak directly to my heart and what is going on in my life. I am in a season of waiting in several areas of my life. I have sown seeds and now waiting for the harvest which, thankfully, I am assured is coming.

  5. I am almost half a century old. I have walked through many hard times. I am a survivor! Some things I have learned: never ever give up hope – keep the faith – it is always darkest just before the dawn – choose to become better, not bitter – one day you will appreciate the lessons you learned – and perhaps be able to help a brother or sister in their walk.

    As always, thank you for these studies! God bless!

  6. Thank you for this. After 5 years Of miscarriages subsequent infertility, these words were much needed on a day that is bittersweet as my sister delivers her third child. It’s easy to feel forgotten on days like today.

    1. Dearest Jennifer. I understand how you feel. Not sure if you read my earlier post but I talked about our struggle with having a child. We had a 3 years struggle. Every test came back with no conclusive answer as to why we couldn’t get pregnant. Then during our struggle my husbands sister gets pregnant with her third child out of wedlock. I was so broken, deperessed and had to seek counseling. I didn’t understand why God had forsaken us when we were trying to live for Him. We had agreed upon adoption before we were married. We did finally conceive and have 2 boys ages 13 & 10 now.

      I don’t have any better words of wisdom than what Courtney gave. I just wanted you to know I empathize. I will be praying for you and sending you hugs today.

  7. Oh precious Mandy! I was extremely saddened by her tragic death but can take comfort in knowing that she’s in heaven with God!
    And this amongst your other Trials & Tribulations Courtney, I commend you.

  8. You are one amazing young woman Courtney. Your children are so blessed to be raised by such a strong woman of God. You are giving them the richest gift that will provide a strong base for their own lives. I cried today for the first time in years hearing of the loss of your dear friend.

    I am waiting for my prodigals to return and have struggled so much as I have watched them walk away from their heritage and take up relationships with non believers. I pray for all of us who are in a time of waiting as we gain strength through this study.

    And may our beautiful Lord continue to bless you as you bless so many with your wisdom and teaching.

  9. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement! I needed this reminder this morning. I need to praise God more often in my wait. God’s timing is perfect. Praying for your friend’s mom in her distress and grief. I’ve never viewed my grief in that way BUT it is so TRUE! I appreciate this new perspective.

  10. This video spoke to me so profoundly. I just lost my Mom to breast cancer at the end of February.

    I am so sorry for the loss of this young woman. I will continue to pray for her family and Mom. I will also pray for you Jennifer and your husband.

  11. I was just telling my husband yesterday that Idk how to grieve. I had things happen to me as a very young child, I was also neglected by my mother and she did things that crushed me as a young adult. My whole life is full of pain and I rarely confronted it. I just prayed and gathered strength, but didn’t deal w the grief fully. I found ways to dull the pain and help me forget, which, of course, just makes things worse. I’m on a better road now, but I’m realizing I never learned how to grieve and how to deal w all of what happened. I’m always strong and try not to show pain. So little by little I’ve been allowing myself to think on things and remember, because I know God is w me. I had a mental breakdown years ago from trying to stuff it all down, so sometimes I feel afraid that that will happen again if I “go there.” But each time I feel God’s presence and it’s ok to cry and tell Hi, everything. Anyway, just wanted to say thank you for the study and the video. I am getting there and I live a blessed life.

  12. I realy feel God forget me, because im giving time to pray and try to do good things to make Him appreciate.. and now i realy feel i have no hope and totally be unhappy and disapppionts..Yes He let me wake up and eat everyday but im still broken and in pain..i feel however i ask Him and approach Him and thanking Him still i could not feel that His present..Im glad that ive found this website i hope its gonna englighten me and help me understand before my heart will wrapp into dark ..thank you

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