I Will Not Forget You

But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually be fore Me.  Isaiah 49:14-16

There are times in our walk when we may wonder if God really cares about me. Here in our text He assures us that we are not forgotten. And that we are His beloved child now and He will not forsake what is His own. David wrote in Psalm 27, When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me (v.10). I don’t know what it is like to be an orphan, but I’m convinced that the Lord is very much aware these precious ones. I remember once of leaving my youngest son at school one time. I was outside at the school waiting for our kids to come out, and in the mix of all the kids walking about we had four at the time, plus a neighbor kid we would drive home, I just thought we were all in the car ride of two blocks home? But as soon as we pulled in the driveway, in became apparent, “Oh no!” I remember letting our older kids out and rushing back to the school, only to see this woman, another parent who was waiting with us, handing my son to the school’s office attendant, I heard her say, “I know he has a lot of kids, so he should be back soon!” My failure to remember our son, didn’t mean that I didn’t care, but that I just forgot to make sure He was with us in the car ride home. God will not ever know where any of us are at in our walk with Him. When He called for Adam, in the Garden of Eden, He knew where he was at, He wanted to bring to attention that it was he, Adam that was hiding from God, and not the other way around. Our sin interrupts our fellowship with God, and our guilt and shame cause us to hide from Him, even though we are never hidden from His sight. It is comforting to know that not because my earthly parents had forsaken me, nor that my sins have kept me from turning to the loving arms of my Father in heaven. Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome, For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord    (Romans 8:39-40). Nothing in life’s path from beginning to end, can separate us from Christ’s love for us.

Inscribed on the palms of My hands— The nail pierced hands of Jesus is the one trait of Jesus Christ that will be visible when we see Him in heaven. It will still be visible in His glorified state. When Christ appears to the disciples after His resurrection note what He tells them, Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst of them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord (John 20:19-20). Jesus knew they would have doubts by now, the tomb has been discovered to be empty, and reports of His sighting by some of the women, so He showed them the proof they needed, His nail pierced hands, and side where the spear was thrust in Him. The night before His death, Jesus tells His disciples, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I” (John 14:27-28). The Lord’s great love for us and reminder to us is not only His nail pierced hands, but by the fact that He has purchased us by shedding His own blood for us on the cross. It is with that significant act, that has brought to us His peace. Paul wrote in Colossians Ch.1, For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross (Col. 2:19-20).

Beloved friend, Jesus Christ is our Prince of Peace. He suffered a death that was rightly ours. He invites anyone in this life to come to Him, so that He may give you this peace. It is not fickle like what we see the world wants to offer us. There shall be no world peace on this earth until the Prince of Peace returns to it which is what He has promised to do. His nailed pierced hands and feet, and side are all reminders to us of how much He loves you and me. Don’t let your hearts be troubled by what this life or world brings about. The God of the universe is in complete control over His church, His body of believers that come to Him from all walks of life. We shall be with Him one day in heaven, His Father’s house, in which He has gone ahead to prepare a place for Him. If there is anyone out there who feels that God has forsaken you, that is not true! The Bible says, “Let God be true, and every man a liar.” (Romans 3:4)  God indeed does care for you, and loves you with an everlasting love. Not like this world which is so superficial and certainly not of divine influence. We have a choice. “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.” Behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)  The Bible allows us to apply truth to every circumstance of our lives. Don’t let anyone tell you that there is no hope left. As long as there is breath in you, there is an opportunity of eternal life for you. He will not forget you. Praise the Lord!

May the Lord bless your walk with Him today!








Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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