The Upper Room Devotional 12th October 2023: Not Forgotten
Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for 12 October 2023 Message written by Deborah Manera. God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.
TODAY’S TOPIC: NOT FORGOTTEN
Deborah Manera (Ontario, Canada)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I have nothing to fear because God will never forget me.
The Lord says, “Can a woman forget her nursing child, fail to pity the child of her womb? Even these may forget, but I won’t forget you. Look, on my palms I’ve inscribed you.” – Isaiah 49:15-16 (CEB)
I am a bit worried about my memory. Yesterday I left my credit card at a store. Then I tried to replace an incorrectly sized item that I had purchased a couple of days before, only to realize when I got home that I repurchased the exact same thing. Then today, I left my cell phone in the lobby while picking up the mail. Thankfully someone returned it!
My forgetfulness reminds me how wonderful it is to know that God doesn’t forget us. God doesn’t misplace us or leave us unattended. God knows exactly where we are and what we need.
God also tells us not to fear. Fear can be crippling, but we are reminded that if we have received the gift of salvation, we are redeemed. God knows us and our circumstances, so we do not need to fear. We can have faith that God will give us what we need. When we are focused on ourselves and our current situation, it’s easy to forget past blessings and to fear the future. But God reminds us to keep our faith focused on the One who will not forget us.
Dear God, thank you for never forgetting who we are and what we need. Help us not to live in fear but in faith. Amen.
Someone experiencing memory loss