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Has God Forgotten?

Psalm 77:9 (NLT) Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion? Interlude

Have you indulged the idea that under your present trial, whatever it may be, God will desert You? My dear widowed sister, do not fear that the Lord will forsake you now that your husband is dead. My friend with heavy business losses, do you believe the Lord will help? Did He love you when you were dead in sins? Did He choose you before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4)? Is He going to desert you now? Do you think you will ever have to ask, with the psalmist, “Has His mercy ceased forever? Has His promise failed forevermore? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has He in anger shut up His tender mercies?” (Ps. 77:8–9).

If you talk that way, ask the Lord why He ever began His work of love on you if He did not intend to finish it. Or was it His intention to forget you? If that was His intention, would He have ever started with you? He knew all that would happen and all that you would do. Nothing is a surprise to Him. Known to the Lord from the beginning were all your trials and all your sins. Nevertheless, He still loved you. In the foresight of all that was to happen, do not think that He will now or ever forget you. He will not! If He so loved you, even when you were dead in sins, will He deny you anything that is for His glory and your good?

You have been praying, but you fear that the mercy asked will never come. If He loved you when you were a mass of corruption, will He not answer your prayers now that He has made you an heir of heaven? Beloved, be of good comfort. Do not let depression or unbelief cross your mind. He loves you so much that He has made great sacrifices for you. He blesses you daily, and He will not be in heaven without you.

— Charles Spurgeon

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