God still remembers you.
When you don’t feel Him, He may be closer than He has ever been. (adapted Billy Graham quote)
Ephraim’s descendants were defiant, idolatrous and many other sinful things. God proclaimed their sinfulness many times. But God still remembered them then and still does today.
He remembers us all no matter how much we push Him away with our sinful nature.
Call on Him and trust in His son Jesus and receive His mercy. That’s the first step you have to take. It is not a step in the dark. Our faith is not blind or mindless. It is reasonable and evidential.
Trust in Him and you will be forgiven. Then repent, ask others to forgive you as needed and forgive yourself. That’s step two.
Believe in the power of God and His process of restoration, discipline and sanctification. And know that He will not forget you.
Lift up your head weary sons and daughters of God. For Jesus will soon come and make all things new. Lean not on your own understanding but be renewed in mind and spirit and know that He is God.
“Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a delightful child? Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him, I certainly still remember him; Therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him,” declares the Lord .
Jeremiah 31:20 NASB