PUT ME IN REMEMBRANCE, talking to God about faith

Several years ago I wrote a paper called “Put Me In Remembrance,” which was I was inspired to do at the bidding of Isaiah 43:26 where God said, “Put me in remembrance…..”

God keeps record of my acts for him, but I cannot find that He keeps any record of what he does for me. Am I going to allow his wonderful acts to me to be unrecorded? I wish I had kept record. But this will be my attempt to “put him in remembrance” and let him know how very, very much he means to me. The paper is addressed to God

To God:  I affirm to you that my faith is in you as my healer; faith in my faith is nothing.  Was that what happened that night so many years ago, when the baby died?  After prayer for her my heart sang with rejoicing as I believed you had healed her. 

She died. 

Do you remember, Lord?  She was born with cancer.   I don’t know why I so sincerely and joyfully believed she had been healed.  I had prayed.  I thought the answer came from you; I thought you had healed her. 

It was a blow when I found out she had died. 

It shook me, but, you know, Lord, it really didn’t shake my faith in you; it just shook my faith in my faith.  I can’t explain it.  I only know that after that, I always knew that it didn’t matter what I felt like, you were still God and you would be God forevermore doing what is necessary for the good of your kingdom.  So many things I don’t understand but as time has gone on I have seen why what happened might have happened.  Overall though, I wish the baby had lived.

But I do know You are wise and good.  You always know what is best.

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IB discussed this topic “faith in one’s faith” a couple days ago. Go there for more reading on this topic. https://insanitybytes2.wordpress.com/2021/04/20/faith-faith-and-faith/

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to PUT ME IN REMEMBRANCE, talking to God about faith

  1. Gersom Clark says:

    My deepest sympathy that it happened to you Oneta. GOD has plans, ways, and thoughts that we cannot perceived here on earth; we will only know when we talked to Him in Heaven someday when He comes again; you seeing your baby and me my parents. The good thing is your faith is strong. Blessings to you and your family!

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how you put this: “I affirm to you that my faith is in you as my healer; faith in my faith is nothing.”

  3. How incredibly painful to lose your beautiful baby to this horrible belief. I can’t even begin to imagine how painful that must have been. But I’m so glad your faith in the person of Jesus remained strong. Such an inspiring post.

    • oneta hayes says:

      The baby was in the hospital. I was home. Many were praying for the baby. I guess we all believed that God helps doctors and doctors help God. That was not a problem. The baby was not mine, but I was praying for her anyway. I guess I did not explain very well. Sorry. Thanks for the comment.

  4. Faye says:

    I believe in a God of the impossible. I know He is the Healer. Our beautiful first born child our daughter has M.N.D. Many have and are praying for her. We have to leave her completely in HIS HANDS. We believe in HIS Promises of eternity for human souls and the ultimate healing of ALL who believe in the Saviour. In the case of a baby His Arms are always open. Let us never stop believing for HEALINGS. .Let us PRAY.

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