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Session 3

Has God forgotten you?

Read: Psalm 89

We’ve all been in a season of waiting — waiting for a job, a spouse, a baby, a good doctor’s report.

For most of us, waiting isn’t fun. Waiting is hard. And sometimes our waiting can feel like an unfulfilled promise — like Jesus has forgotten us or even broken a promise that He made to us. But God is a promise maker and a promise keeper. 

In Psalm 89, God’s people are crying out because they think God has broken a promise — that He didn’t do what He said He’d do. In 2 Samuel 7, God promised that someone from King David’s family would be king forever. But then Babylon defeats Israel, and King Nebuchadnezzar takes over. Nebuchadnezzar is not even Jewish, much less a member of David’s family. 

During this time, God reminds His people that He has not forgotten them. But His plan was going to be bigger than their current political crisis. Israel couldn’t yet see that King Jesus, a descendant of David, would take the throne for eternity. When things seemed to be at their worst, God was working behind the scenes to make a way for the most high king. 

Often, what we see and feel doesn’t seem to line up with what Jesus promised us. And just like Psalm 89, we often plead with God because our promise is unfulfilled or because His timing doesn’t line up with ours. 

But we can know that God will never leave us and that He’s not forgotten us. Psalm 34:18 reminds us that God is near to the brokenhearted. God is faithful. The journey may not always be fun, but His promises always come to pass.

This Christmas, as we wait for God to fulfill promises in our lives, remember God’s promise to David. God didn’t forget His people then, and He won’t forget you now. 

Reflect:

  • What are three ways that God has been faithful to you this year?
  • Is there a promise you're waiting to see fulfilled? Tell a friend so they can pray with you.

1

What are you waiting for this Christmas?

What are you waiting for this Christmas?

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2

Jesus came to be a different kind of king

Jesus came to be a different kind of king

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3

Has God forgotten you?

Has God forgotten you?

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4

How to find peace this Christmas

How to find peace this Christmas

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5

Do you believe God is with you?

Do you believe God is with you?

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6

Four clues to who Jesus wants to be to you

Four clues to who Jesus wants to be to you

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7

The surprising benefit of being honest about your doubts

The surprising benefit of being honest about your doubts

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8

The importance of preparing the way

The importance of preparing the way

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9

When the situation seems impossible, remember this truth

When the situation seems impossible, remember this truth

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10

A blessed life is not always an easy life

A blessed life is not always an easy life

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11

How to accept praise and stay humble

How to accept praise and stay humble

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12

When the right thing is not the easy thing

When the right thing is not the easy thing

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13

Jesus is not afraid of your mess

Jesus is not afraid of your mess

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14

What happened when Jesus came to earth and why it’s a big deal

What happened when Jesus came to earth and why it’s a big deal

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15

God can do great things through imperfect people

God can do great things through imperfect people

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16

This is really good news

This is really good news

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17

How you see Jesus shapes how you see Christmas

How you see Jesus shapes how you see Christmas

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18

What you miss when you only know half the story

What you miss when you only know half the story

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19

What does it look like to worship?

What does it look like to worship?

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20

The most beautiful gift you can give this Christmas

The most beautiful gift you can give this Christmas

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21

What if the miracle doesn’t look how you thought it would?

What if the miracle doesn’t look how you thought it would?

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22

A reason to be generous this Christmas

A reason to be generous this Christmas

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23

How to celebrate Christmas all year long

How to celebrate Christmas all year long

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