“And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged.”
Before God remembered Noah, there in the ark, Noah and his family might have assumed so many things: could it be that God had forgotten them? Could that be their new world? Would they ever leave that ark? These and so many thoughts could have enveloped their mind. Little wonder Noah sent the birds at different times to check if the ground was dried yet. That period must have been a waiting period for Noah and his family. Staying in the ark must have been tiring and become a boring place.
Naturally, human beings do not like to be confined to one spot. We always want to find means of expression in whatever situation we find ourselves in. Besides, for people who had been living on the face of the earth to start living in an ark that could be swaying from left to right, it couldn’t have been very palatable.
This brings us to the reality of the world we are living in today. Many a time, we’ve been in the ark called life, with various unforeseen situations swinging us left and right. Today, we want to encourage you that God has remembered you. The only reason you’re still alive in the situation is that God is in the waters with you. He is directing your ark to the right spot just like He stopped the ark of Noah on Mount Ararat—a significant position.
It may seem like you’re alone; like God has forgotten you; like you’re never going to get out of that situation, but rest assured today that God has remembered you. Gen.13 says, “And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.”
The Lord who has made you to also see the first day in the first month definitely has plans for you. Today, look outside that situation with a grateful heart, believing that God has dried up those swaying situations.
Now, when the Lord has delivered you from those terrible times, don’t forget to give thanks to Him. Offer unto Him a sweet-smelling sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. Just like Noah did; “And Noah built an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.” Genesis 8:20-21.
For a better understanding of the story of Noah and the destruction of the earth by water, you can read the book of Genesis chapters 6-8.
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