“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! Isaiah 49:15 (NIV)
You Are Not All Alone
That’s good to hear. What’s good to hear? It is good to hear that I am not all alone. Why is that? Sometimes I feel like I am all alone. I know that I am not all alone. I know that you are with me to help me. I know that you have been leading and guiding me through life. You have held on to me as I have held on to you. Yet, with all this being true, I have been discouraged and depressed. Somehow, my heart and mind doesn’t always remember that I am not all alone. I know that you love and accept me. I don’t need to prove myself to you. But, there has been and probably still is a part of me that feels unacceptable and rejected. Where do these dark and depressing thoughts come from? That is a very good question.
What is the source of your dark and depressing thoughts? Why can’t you sometimes remember that you are loved and accepted by me? You know that you have a hope filled eternal future with me. You know that I lived and died for you. You know that I am with you through all the ups and downs and twists and turns of life. You know that I will listen to whatever you want to say to me. You can hear my voice speaking to you. Yes, I know all of these things. I can think of only one thing. What’s that? I am under attack. All my dark and depressing thoughts are lies. They come from the brokenness of the world. They come from devil and all his evil. Yes, you are under attack. Yes, you have been listening to lies.
What will you do when you are under attack? What will you do when you are starting to believe lies? I will draw near to you. What will I do? You will draw near to me. Yes, I will hold on to you as you go through the difficulties of this life. Will you hold on to me? Yes Lord, I will hold on to you. Will you remember that I have engraved your name on the palm of my hand? Will you know that there is no chance that I will ever forget you? Will you remember that I am always with you to help you? Will you know without a doubt that you are not all alone? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Father thank you that you have engraved my name on the palm of your hand. You will never forget me. It is my joy to come to talk to you about all the details of my life. It is so good to place all my faith, hope and trust in you. Amen
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