Isaiah 49:15-16 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breasts and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” (NIV)
Promise: God promises He will not forget me, has me engraved on His hands and is always aware of where I am.
Why is it important to know this promise?
God’s character is revealed: His Longsuffering, Eternality, Personal, Caring, Protector, Compassionate, Omnipresent and Omniscient.
Promise provides me with: peace in His eternal care, knowledge that God loves me and knows who I am, knowledge that God is always aware of where I am and what problems I am and will be facing, assurance that He surrounds and protects me and knowledge that the God of the universe will never forget me-engraving is permanent, so I am permanently His!
I was involved in a study of Isaiah a few years ago and came across this verse for the first time. I was brought to my knees when I considered the enormity of God’s love and care. These verses show me a God that is personal and loves me so much that He has me engraved on the palms of His hands. Engraving is permanent so the picture here is one of God’s love that holds me forever in his hands. He cannot and will not let me go. But He does not stop there, He promises to always have his walls of protection around me and to go before me. What blessed assurances God gives us in His word! Be encouraged today as you consider our great God and how much He loves you!
May He be ever before you today,