Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our God, who created and formed us and who never ever forgets us. The blessed word that God has given for you, today is from the book of Isaiah 49:14, 15 , But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.”But The Lord says, “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.”
God directs this word given in the above context to Zion. Zion is the people of God. Zion turned against God and followed after the other gods of the lands. They provoked the Holy One of Israel. Owing to the misery Zion, began to doubt the power and kindness of God. Therefore Zion said “The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.” We see that Zion is dejected and downcast. She refuses to see God’s hand working for the well being of Zion. Sometimes in our life too, we may have to go through some kind of affliction or some difficulties. Then we need to suffer for the sake of our goodness. God might have allowed such difficulties for the wellbeing of our life. But we may not realize God’s goodness for us. We begin to murmur against God like Zion. She will not acknowledge nor thank God for all the wonders He has wrought upon them. All the day long they hear the bitter words: “Where is thy God?”What a foolish way for Zion to talk! She denies the reality concerning Jehovah. God is our God regardless of our current situation. God is God and all is well no matter where or what. When God allowed satan to test Job the righteous and blameless man, God permitted on one condition. That satan has no right to take away his life but to trouble him by all other means. But Job stood the test. He did not sin by his lips therefore God blessed him with double portion of blessing. God is thus concerned about you as He was concerned about Job.
We rise up in unbelief, looking around ourselves and our situation wondering where God is. In the midst of a world steeped in sin and increasing in iniquity the people of God are being battered about. There are personal questions and concerns and struggles. We are required to bear weighty crosses and heavy burdens. We struggle to see the comfort and mercy of God. We focus on our present affliction. We dwell on the difficulties that God has placed on us. God urges His people to look around! There is abundant proof that God loves us and that God will preserve us to all eternity. God responds to Zion’s doubts, by saying, “Cana woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.” God will accomplish all that He has set out to perform. He stands far above even our earthly parents. They love us, but they may forget. But Not Jehovah! Even in the darkest night, He remembers His children. A mother or father may be turned away from their child because of his wrong doing, but not Jehovah from His children. He loved us while we were yet sinners!
God’s tender love is seen in His love for His children. God tenderly holds each of His children in the hollow of His bosom. God feeds His little infants with the milk of His word. They are the apple of His eye. God leads them, He has sympathy for them, He cares for them, He provides love and firm discipline when necessary. Can you then confess God, to be the God of your life? David says, “ I have kept the Lord always before me, therefore I shall not be moved. Can you say, like David, if so, God will surely save you from the hands of your enemies.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You, for this blessed day. Father, we adore You for who You are. We are foolish to think that You Have forsaken us or forgotten us. But You have engraved our image in the palm of your hands. Our walls are ever before You. For You are more concerned about us. You remember us in our lowly estate. You remember our frame that we are dust. We thank You Lord for Your kind remembrance about us.