And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad. And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah:and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her. 1 Samuel 1:18-19.
Does God forget? Why is there a waiting period for answered prayers. Valid question begging for answers. The first part is not mine to answer, the second part is already answered. None is ever forgotten by God, you are always remembered. If your case is not forgotten then God does not forget. Hannah was remembered, something changed; her approach. God is God whether he gives you a child or not; worship him. Instead of being sad, she asked for help, vowed and worshipped God. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is foolishness. Every appearance before God should be for an encounter, not routine. This time her appearance was registered, hence her remembrance. Every connection with God in Zion results in a change of story. Who else was remembered? Rachel.
“And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph; and said, The Lord shall add to me another son.”Genesis 30:22-24.
Remembrance is an acknowledgement or acceptance of your worship. Every contact with this wonder God leaves behind a tale open wombs. Every prayer is answered, every desire is granted and every expectation met. This happens when you meet with God. Hannah met with God and was remembered, so also Rachel. It’s not synonymous with how many times you have prayed, it’s happens when God meets with you. It’s beyond being in church but being in touch. Someone is overdue for an encounter with God. It’s your season of remembrance; as soon as he hears, he remembers.
Who else will be remembered?————-/——- Every encounter with God is for your remembrance. Those that are remembered have their babies as a proof.
“The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel.”Psalms 20:1-4.