“But how could a loving mother forget her nursing child and not deeply love the one she bore? Even if there is a mother who forgets her child, I could never, no never, forget you. Can’t you see? I have carved your name on the palms of my hands! Your walls are always my concern.” Isaiah 49:15-16 TPT
I’ve always deeply loved this passage.
There’s been so many moments throughout this journey that I’ve felt forgotten. In the middle of a baby shower when no one knew or saw my story. When I was the last one to know about a friend’s pregnancy, because everyone else thought it would hurt me. Every single month that ended with a negative pregnancy test. It’s easy to feel as though we’ve been forgotten.
Being forgotten is as far from the truth that we could possibly be. God’s Word tells us that just like a mother could never forget her nursing babe, He doesn’t forget us. In fact, He’s tattooed our names on His hands.
Remember in college when you didn’t want to forget something you penned it on your hand? God does that with your name. Not because He needs a reminder not to forget but more like that crush that you doodled on your palm. He doesn’t need the reminder to not forget you. Your name is on His hand because He’s madly in love with you.
I have never understood that last phrase, “Your walls are always my concern” until recently. What God is saying is this, “whatever comes up against you, the impossibilities you are facing, I know deeply about. I see them too. Your impossibilities are always my concern.”
Whatever you might feel today, Friend, know that you aren’t forgotten. Your Papa in heaven has doodles your name on His palm. And every impossible situation you face, He is constantly thinking about.