I Have Remembered

I Have Remembered by Kirk Hunt

And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.

Exodus 6:5-6 NKJV

I have remembered.” For 400 years the children of Israel suffered injustice and mistreatment from the Egyptians. It must have seemed that God had stopped caring and forgotten His people.

It turns out that our timing is not God’s timing. He has never forgotten His promises and will never fail to deliver His benefits. Suddenly, things will happen. To you, for you and around you. And pray for those who will stand against God’s sovereign actions.

Moses came out of the backside of the desert and faced down the most powerful ruler in the world. By the time God was done, Egypt was eager for the children of Israel to leave and paid dearly for their departure. When God our all-powerful commands, you and they will obey, sooner or later.

God upended precedent and history. Perhaps the Egyptians thought their power and systems of oppression could stand against anything. They found out that God’s supreme power would deliver redemption and judgment on His schedule.

Think: God remembers His promises to His people.

Pray: “Lord, remember Your promises and answer in Your sovereign power.”

Copyright © June 2020, Kirk Hunt

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God Hears

God Hears By Kirk Hunt

 

And God heard the voice of the lad. Then the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, “What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.

 

Genesis 21:17 NKJV

 

Once again, Hagar encounters God in the trackless wilderness. This time, she and her 14-year old boy have been exiled permanently from Abraham’s household. Still, Jehovah Roi, the God who sees, is watching over her and the boy. God is so close, that He hears the boy crying.

 

Ishmael is the result of Sarah trying to fulfill God’s promise through human means. With Isaac’s birth, Ishmael became an inconvenience. Disinheritance and exile are harsh penalties for the ill-timed jeering of a 14-year old boy.

 

Sarah’s callous and calculating maneuver is not the final word. Ishmael, the son of a slave, remains a son of covenant. God delivers on His promised outcome for Ishmael, as well as Isaac.

 

Ishmael became a great nation in his own right. He and Isaac peaceably buried their father, Abraham, together. God’s covenant with Ishmael was never in doubt.

 

God’s covenant with you is never in doubt. Your current circumstance is never the final story. God watches and listens for you.

 

You are never alone. You are never uncared for. Do not let your feelings, confuse you about the facts.

 

Think:           God sees and cares for me, no matter how my situation unfolds.

 

Pray:               “Lord, You listen for my voice. I trust You to deliver Your promise to me.”

 

 

Copyright © August 2014, Kirk Hunt

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