Who is our God? What is He like?
He is a compassionate God.
Judgment has come. The flood, at the hands of God, has destroyed every living thing that was outside of the ark on the face of the earth. Months have passed since the torrential rains poured, and the fountains of the deep were opened, and now the waters have begun to recede. What does the future hold? What will be the lasting effects of the deluge? What is God’s plan now? Has He left us? Forsaken us? You can imagine for a moment that questions like these and more would race through the minds of Noah and his family. They certainly would race through my mind in such a situation. Then, right when our minds begin to wander off in despair, we read this in verse 1:
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;
“God remembered Noah.” What an amazing thought! Sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of a situation or circumstance that we quickly realize we have absolutely no control over. It is bigger than us. We are not strong enough to change it, and sometimes wonder if we are even going to survive. It is in these moments that we must remember Who God is. He Is a God of compassion. He has reminded His children on numerous occasions of His care, concern and provision. Consider the words of the Psalmist:
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed. (Psalm 37:23-26)
God remembers! And being a God full of compassion, you can rest in the truth that He is there for you in your times of greatest despair. So, when the trial is over, let us not forget to show our thankfulness…
And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. (Genesis 8:20)
God remembers! Wow!
Behold our God!