Our hope and earnest prayer is that the Lord has answered your heartfelt sacrificial prayers. You know, He keeps those tears you have shed in prayer in a bottle and a book of remembrance (Ps 56:8). Let’s talk a little bit about that…
One of my favorite accounts of the Bible is Hannah’s prayer in I Samuel chapter 1. She is trapped in a circumstance where it seems the wicked prevail and she has been left out in the cold. So, she prays. She weeps sorely, her soul is bitter… but, she lifts up a serious prayer. It is a specific prayer for a son. But, it is also a sacrificial prayer because she is determined to bring that boy child to the temple of God and give him unto the service of God. Verse 19 tells us that The Lord Remembered her.
Do you realize that even though that The Lord might seem like he has left you alone, forgotten your prayers and left you with no hope of relief He has never forgotten anything or anyone. He Remembers. He remembers what He has promised in His Word. He remembers when you asked Him to save you. He remembers every time you have cried out in the depths of night with a broken heart and a contrite spirit (Ps 38:14). My Lord Remembers!
There is, however, one thing that the Lord does not remember; our confessed and forgiven sin. Somebody ought to shout and wake the neighbors over that! He Remembers our sin no more (Jer 31:34, Ps 103:12, Micah 7:19…) All those sins, trespasses, transgressions and iniquities He puts into the sea of forgetfulness never to bring them up again. Look into Hebrews 11 and see if there is any shred of the heinous sins that those heroes of the faith committed ever mentioned. Grace covered it all and the Lord remembers them no more.
There is one other thing that the Lord will not remember; who He never knew. Matthew 7:21-23 tells us of the Great White Throne Judgement (Rev 20:14) where the wicked dead will be judged for their sin and what they did with Jesus Christ. Many will have lists of things they did in His name but if they never accepted the free gift of salvation then the Father will say, “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Be someone that the Lord remembers. Pray prayers that the Lord will remember. Trust that when you pass through the veil of death, you may not remember your child’s name but God will remember you.
God Bless You!