God Remembers!

“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.” (Gen. 8:1)

Are you feeling like your promise is always just around the corner and never in your hand? You have received words upon words, promises upon promises from the Lord and you know that fulfillment is just around the corner, yet it seems like your corner never comes. If so, I pray this word is a blessing to you.

The first time we see the phrase “then God remembered” in the Bible is in this very passage, as Noah and the crew were enclosed in the ark for the duration of the flood. As the waters prevailed on the earth, the ark was tossed to and fro in the storm. Day after day they waited for the land to be dry again. Talk about something that seems to be just around the corner.

This does not imply that God forgot; rather, it announces that the fulfillment of His promise is finally at hand. In Hebrew, the word for remembered is zakar (a verb) meaning: to recall something, to remember, to call it to mind. God remembers Noah! He remembered the promise He had given to Noah and the time for action was clicking in! God was about to act on His Word!

A New Beginning:

Notice the Scripture reference, 8:1… “eight” is the number of new beginnings. Noah and the crew were on the threshold of a new beginning. The rains have ceased and the storm is over. The ark has come to rest and the waters are beginning to subside and it looks as though the corner is finally here and their promise is at hand.

When Waiting Becomes Exciting:

Even at the point of fulfillment, there is still more waiting… but this waiting is being done in the kyros moments of the activity of God. This is when the wait gets exciting. We are waiting for these clicked in moments where all that we see is now influenced by grace. Notice the wind that passed upon the earth to dry the ground and cause the waters to subside. This is what we are waiting for… the winds of change. Winds that signify that we are remembered by God! Seasons drag on without a sense of divine purpose, until the breath of heaven is released upon our lives. That is worth waiting for… and worth waiting in.

“Be still and know that I am God!” (Ps. 46:10) …the God who remembers!

One Response to “God Remembers!”

  • keijo leppioja:

    Amen ,for Noahs the days are now again and alot destrictions are to destroy people around the world and so much calamatys and worry for the the nations has rejected the lord and his salvation therefore so much sorrow and more of sorrow is coming ,but we in grace can lift us our head for we living in salvation a Arks with Christ we who believe to Christ and grace has taked us to refuge from the death ,thanks and bless and joy,keijo sweden

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