SUMMARY: Won’t forget
OVERVIEW: This chapter includes a Messianic prophecy and a declarative statement of God’s faithfulness to his people (v. 15-16). God will restore and return Israel.
BIG IDEA: Even when we feel lost and alone, God never forgets us.
KEY VERSE: Isaiah 49:16 (God to Israel)
See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands. Always in my mind is a picture of Jerusalem’s walls in ruins.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
If you could hear what I hear, you could listen to the heavens rejoicing, for they declare my praise. The heavens celebrate my goodness, knowing I bring comfort and compassion to those who need it. Join the praise. Shout out to me and share with others that I know you and love you and extend the same offer to all.
Sometimes you may feel lost and alone, but remind your feelings I am with you in those times. Imagine a mother ignoring her child and showing her baby no interest. That seems unfathomable. Yet sadly, that does happen occasionally. Your world is so broken that the unthinkable happens from time to time. But it never happens with me. I can’t forget or ignore you. I’ve gone so far as to engrave your name on the palm of my hand. I know you and love you, so receive my love and rest in my promise. You will never be alone. I am with you forever.
Be encouraged today. Regardless of what you’re going through, God is with you. He has not forgotten you, and he never will. Review verses 13-16 throughout the day. Pick one of the verses to memorize.