I am penned in the palm of His hands
So, no matter the amount of ink you own,
You can never write me off.
Today’s Scriptures: Isaiah 49:15-16; Luke 1:45
Do you ever feel forgotten, forsaken, abandoned, or altogether uncared for by God? Sometimes, it is easy to. You are probably feeling that way right now, or remembering a time you felt that way. If you are going down memory lane, do you remember how it was so easy to almost come to tears because God eventually came through for you? And if that’s how you feel at the moment, I want you to be assured that you have a God who will NEVER forget you. Did you read that? N-E-V-E-R.
Why am I so sure? The ever-reliable Scriptures tell you and me in Isaiah 49 that even though a mother forgets her suckling child, God will never forget you. Why? Because he has your name written on the palm of His hands.
When I was a little child, I was fond of writing on my palm, especially when I was sent on a neighbourhood errand. I did not want to forget anything, or I will be scolded. So, I took a pen and wrote every to-buy item on my palm. Sometimes, I even wrote phone numbers, and it always worked. When I was done with the information, I cleaned the ink off my palm. The interesting thing, however, is that God is never done with you. He has you at the very centre of His heart. Come on, He says you are the apple of His eye! Do you even know what that means?
So how? Just how do you think God does not see your pain, hear your prayers, feel your heartbeat? Just how? He actually does, and he is not a wicked God. Sometimes, God allows us to wait and to see how much we can stay trusting in him. The best news, however, is that he always comes through. It might seem like a delay, but it is only a decoration in disguise. It might appear as a silent season, but it is only a festive season in view.
Wait, therefore, and see what the Lord will do.
Prayer: Lord, I am assured that you have penned me in your palms with unremovable ink, and that I matter so much to you. I choose therefore not to worry, complain or give up. I choose to wait and see what you will do. Amen.