Noah & Me

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 | 6 comments

Noah & Me

When you’re struggling it’s easy to forget that you’re not alone. Noah was mocked and maligned but he was never alone. God remembered and was with him through the Flood. You may feel God has forgotten you, but He will never leave you alone. I would love to hear about the times when God showed He remembered you! 

2MefromHim Devotional

Then the Lord shut him in. Genesis 7:16

We fight many battles alone. Who comes to mind when you think of God’s people who stood alone—Noah, Moses, Elijah, Jesus, and the list goes on. Contemplating a struggle I must face alone, I look at God’s faithfulness to Noah and me.

Scripture gives many details about Noah’s preparation for the Flood. We know how he built the ark, how his neighbors mocked him, and that God gathered the animals. Their three sons and their wives accompanied Noah and his wife. Then, God closed the door. He shut them away for safekeeping.

Noah and his family were inside the ark for approximately 378 days while the entire world changed. The fountains of the deep opened and water rained down from the skies, rising until it covered the tallest mountains. It must have been a violent storm with earthquakes releasing water from below ground, huge waves, fierce thunder and lightning as water poured from the skies, and every living thing died.

Much like the three hours of darkness when Christ was on the cross, God is silent about the Noah & Me 2experiences of the eight people who survived the Deluge. Some situations are too profound for words, for God and ourselves alone, they are a personal work of God within our hearts. However, we are told the most important thing: “But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark….” (Genesis 8:1)

When it comes right down to it, isn’t that all that matters?

Perhaps like me, you are facing a difficult time. Take comfort from Noah. The darkest episodes of our lives have three certainties: 1) God sees us on our way, ushering us into the time of difficulty. Whether we prepare ahead or it takes us by surprise, nothing ever surprises God. 2) God is with us in the midst of our trial. He is in the boat with us. He doesn’t leave us to fear and struggle alone. 3) God remembers us through every moment of the trial and brings us out safely on the other side. We may be battle-scarred and weary, but we come out braver and stronger if we entrust our circumstances to God’s perfect timing and will.

God shut Noah into the ark, “But God remembered…” and brought him through. That’s good enough for Noah and me. Is it good enough for you?

© Copyright Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, March 1, 2016

About the author:

Norma - LoMD 2014Norma Gail is the author of the contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams. A women’s Bible study leader for over 21 years, her devotionals and poetry have appeared at, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 40 years. They have two adult children.

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  1. I love this: Some situations are too profound for words, for God and ourselves alone, they are a personal work of God within our hearts. Wonderful devotion and testimony of God’s faithfulness. 🙂

    • Thank you, Marcie!

  2. I really really needed this today. I’m going through a hard time and this helped the tears I needed to get out to flow.

    • Thank you for letting me know! I will be praying for you!

  3. I have felt that I “lost” God in times of severe depression. Though I could not see or feel Him, and even though I believed I was beyond grace, He was faithful. And He brought me through, each time with a deeper understanding of grace. Thank you for this post.

    • I apologize for taking so long to approve your comment, Melinda. I am currently out of town undergoing medical treatment. Thank you for sharing your experiences in the midst of trials. That is a huge blessing to me! I hope you’ll stop by again! God bless you and have a very Happy Easter!

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