God Cannot Forget!

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God never forgets or never has a lapse of memory. Indeed, how could he -- the Bible tells us, your very name is engraved on the palm of His hand.

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.  (Isaiah 49:15-16)

The world is full of cynics – many of them professional, paid to write sneering columns in a newspaper or to produce a slanted view of life for TV. But most cynics are just ordinary people -- people like you and me, who have become discouraged or lost their perspective or been disappointed once too often. Sadly, even God’s people can become cynical when things start to go wrong or when they think that God has somehow forgotten them. Even the writer of Lamentations hit a low point when he wrote, "Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?" (Lamentations 5:20). And what about you? Have you ever perhaps ever thought, like God’s people were thinking in Isaiah’s day, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God" (Isaiah 40:27)? Are you perhaps even thinking like that today?

But stop and think for a moment: Can it really be that God is so great that He could forget us? That He has far too much to do in running the universe and far too many problems to solve to find time for us and our need, which is so small in the great scheme of things! No! God is simply too big for that! He cannot fail us, because He cannot forget us. Unlike us, God never forgets or never has a momentary lapse of memory; He never switches off in the middle of your prayer or drifts into thinking about other things. Indeed, how could he possibly forget or neglect you when, the Bible tells us, your very name is engraved on the palm of His hand?

Today, remember God’s promise that He can never forget you. Your name is engraved on the palm of His hands, and so there is nothing that can make him forget you.

I have made you, you are my servant; O Israel, I will not forget you. (Isaiah 44:21)

Copyright © 2017 Martin Manser and Mike Beaumont

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