Eighty-five days…

Isaiah 49: 15-16

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 before Me.  (N.K.J.V.)

The context of the above scripture is referring to God remembering Zion.  He tells us that as strong as the bond is between a mother and child, the Lord’s bond is even stronger.  An earthly mother may forget; the heavenly Father will NEVER forget.

I am a very visual person.  I learn through images.  In verse 16 when the Lord says, “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands,“ I have a visual picture of my name inscribed on His hands.  Because I strongly and firmly believe the word of God is infallible, this image in my mind gives me comfort beyond any trouble that may arise.  As I’m writing this, another scripture comes to mind…

Luke 18: 1

Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.  (N.K.J.V.)

I love this scripture, and I absolutely love Jesus’ parable which follows it.   I recommend reading it.  I won’t comment on the entire parable, as I could write pages and pages of detail about how powerful I believe it is, but I do want to address Luke 18:1.

The bottom line is this:  we cannot lose heart!  God makes our way.  We must be persistent in prayer, and while we are waiting for God to give us a glimpse into His will for us, remembering our names are inscribed on the palms of His hands can give comfort to face the day.

Pray and do not lose heart!  Your name is inscribed on His hands!


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