The One Year Devo

January 4, 2021

Genesis 8:1-10:32; Matthew 4:12-25; Psalm 4:1-8; Proverbs 1:20-23

Sometimes life can make us feel like God has abandoned or forgotten us. Noah and his family certainly must have felt that way. We are told at the end of yesterday’s reading that the “waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.” And it would be more than a year from the beginning of the flood until that lone surviving family was able to leave the ark.  When I have gone on cruises--after only a few days--I feel like I am ready to get off the ship for good. Yet Noah and his family spent months and months wondering what was going to happen next.

Their concerns were met by the reality that God had not forgotten them. We are told that God remembered Noah and later in our reading we are also told that God remembered his promises. God is faithful. This is inherent to the character of God. Everything in life may change but God never will. This is something we can count on. 

Question of the day: What difference should the truth that God will never forget you make in your life?

God, our Father, I thank you that you will never abandon me. I thank you that Jesus’ willingness to die on the cross for our sins shows the extent of your love for me. So, help me not to doubt you but trust you and live for you. Amen.

Derek Newbery


Posted by Derek Newbery at 22:00