Thought for the day #284

 

 

NEVER FORGOTTEN

 

Isaiah 49:15     (New American Standard Bible)

 

15          “Can a woman forget her nursing child

            And have no compassion on the son of her womb?

            Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.

 

 16         “Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;

            Your walls are continually before Me.

 

Forgotten children are everywhere.

 

The orphan, who has no living parents, the “foster” children, whose parents have forsaken them or proven incapable of parenting are often forgotten, neglected or abused.

 

Children of divorced households are often forgotten by one or both parents. One parent completely deserts them, leaving them without sustenance or protection.

 

The other, feeling incapacitated and overwhelmed, succumbs to economic and social needs. They distribute  them to others for parental nurturing and care.

 

Fathers deny the children of their paternity. Mothers desert their nursing babies, having no compassion upon those formed and developed within their womb.

 

Such are the realities of the degenerate age in which we live. Indeed, many children have been forsaken by their parents. But, there is one who never forgets His own. He is Almighty God.

 

He declares to all of Israel: "I will not forget you.” You may be one of those that have been forsaken and forgotten by earthly parents, but you have not been forgotten by your Heavenly Father.

 

He has inscribed your name in the palm of his hands. He loves you. He will never leave nor forsake you. You are never alone. He wants you to serve and trust him.

 

Prayer:

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I am one of those children. I feel hurt and forsaken. It's as though no one cares. Help me to remember that you love me so much that you gave your Son for me. Help me to always feel your presence, strength and support. I want to serve you as a faithful child. Please hold me close. I need to feel the warmth of your love. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.