As I type the ellipsis, the series of dots behind the word forgotten it reminds me of how we can feel on this journey. The dots representing a trail, something either left out or left off.
Have you ever felt that way?
I have, and at times, I still do.
We wonder has God forgotten us? Has He forgotten the deep longing in our hearts? Has my family forgotten? Have they forgotten how hard it is to attend a family gathering with empty arms? Have my friends with children forgotten me too? Do they not know even though I don’t have playmates for their children I still want to be included in their play dates with other mom’s too?
As my mind swirls in circles trying to find answers to my own questions I find myself coming back to center.
I find myself coming back to Jesus.
Stopping and resting there with Him. In His rest I find peace and belonging.
Recently I received a blog post in my inbox by Sarah Bessey, one of my favorite authors and a voice for women in our day. In her blog post she shares a video, In Which You are Not Forgotten. I want to share it with you. It will be timely inspiration for your soul. Click the link to open to her blog post and to view the video.
To conclude, I’d like to leave you with the prayer, Forgotten. This prayer and others are included in the book I’ve written Dancing Upon Barren Land – Prayer, Scripture Reflection & Hope for Infertility.
Heavenly Father, I praise You that you were pleased to make me Your own and have accepted me in the beloved family of God because of your dear Son, Jesus Christ. Father, these fertility challenges have made me feel forsaken and forgotten, I feel as if no one sees or cares about my desire for children. However, I will make the choice not to be led by my feelings but believe your Word. Your Word tells me that ‘I am not hidden from Your sight, that you won’t leave me as an orphan, that You know every detail of my life, even the very numbers of hair on my head and that I am worth more than any sparrow.’ Thank you! I praise you that nothing can separate me from Your love, not now or forever! In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
I Samuel 12:22, Isaiah 49:15-16, Matthew 10:29-31, 28:20, John 14:18, Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 1:6 KJV, Hebrews 4:13 NAS