God won't forget you
The BBC recently published Adam’s story – a former church leader from Phoenix, USA.
One morning in September 2016, Adam woke up and had forgotten who the lady lying next to him was. She was his wife.
Fifteen years earlier he’d suffered from amnesia after a traumatic experience. And now the amnesia had come back.
Adam not only had to be reintroduced to his wife, Raquel. He was also a father who’d forgotten his three children.
Raquel did the only thing she could do.
The God who remembers
In this painful and traumatic situation it would be easy to think that God himself was a Father who’d forgotten his children.
But God promises this will never be the case.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!” Isaiah 49:15
Jesus himself cried out asking if his Father had forgotten him (Mark 15:34). But it was there, in the deepest depths, that God was bringing about the greatest good.
The God who works
Having recovered from the amnesia, Adam says:
“I really learned how to truly surrender to God and have faith and believe that you can overcome the hardest of struggles."
God was working in Adam, teaching him about his absolute power – teaching him to surrender everything to him.
Isn’t this where Adam’s and our joy really lies?
Many reject the possibility of a good God who could allow suffering. We proclaim a suffering God who works all things for the good of his children (Romans 8:28).
No matter what your circumstances – even if you've lost your memory – God never forgets you (Isaiah 49:15).
Instead, he’s busy at work in and through you (Philippians 1:6).