“Can a mother forget the infant at her breast, walk away from the baby she bore? But even if mothers forget, I’d never forget you—never. Isaiah 49:15 (MSG)
You Remember Me
How cool is that? What could possibly be more comforting, encouraging, strengthening, and empowering? What is so cool? What comforts, encourages, strengthens and empowers you? You remember me. You will never forget me. A nursing mother, as unlikely as it seems, could forget the baby that she bore. But you will always remember me. Under no circumstances will you ever forget me. That fills my heart with hope and peace and joy. That spurs me on. That lifts me up. That keeps me moving forward with you. That is very good.
But you don’t just passively remember me. What good it be if you only remembered me? What benefit would I receive if you were not actively involved in my life? What would my life be like if I did not have your blessing? Where would I be if I knew nothing about your kindness and mercy and love. Would I even be one of your followers if you hadn’t revealed yourself to me? Certainly not, of that, I am sure. But you are actively involved in my life. You love and care for me. You are with me to help me. You will never leave me. You will never forsake me. You are guarding and guiding the course of my life. Your hand is on me. Your favor is with me. I can know and say without a doubt that, “I love you because you first loved me.” There is nothing better than knowing that you know me, and that you have allowed me to come know you. For that, I am grateful. For that, I am thankful. For that, I am filled with joy. That is very good.
It is true that I will never forget you. It is true that I will always remember you. Nothing will ever separate you from my love. Northing will ever turn me away from you. I am on your side. I am in favor of you. I am praying for you. I am guarding and guiding the course of your life. My hand is on you. I am blessing your life. I am helping you to know me. I am helping you to live in an intimate relationship with me. Through all the circumstances of life, including all the twists and turns and ups and downs, hold on to me. Always remember that I will never forget you. I will be with you to help you. I will always remember. I will never forget that you remember me. That will be very good.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the promise that you will never forget me. Holding on to you and your promises gives me comfort and encouragement, power and strength. I will rely on you. I will remember how close you have been to me in every circumstance. Amen
Key Question… How has knowing that your Heavenly Father will never forget you given you comfort and encouragement?
Living It Out… Reflect on and remember how your Heavenly Father has been with you and not forgotten you at any time in life.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that your Heavenly Father will never forget you under any circumstance you face in life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how encouraging it is to know your Heavenly Father won’t forget you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you be comforted, encouraged, strengthened, and empowered knowing that God will never forget you.
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