Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Name is On God's Tatoo

"Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the LORD has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted. But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me."

"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me." -  Isaiah 49:13-16

I read this in my devotional today and was reminded that no matter what happens, no matter how uninvolved God seems in my circumstance, He is still there and is actively at work.  He can't forget about me any more than I, as a mother, can forget about any of my children.

When God seems far away from my struggle, I just have to calm down and see that He is there.  It's usually my own worry that blinds me from His presence.  It's kind of like when a young child loses sight of her parent in Walmart and she panics, but her mom is just on the other side of the clothes rack and never lost sight of her child.  Once I am able to see past the anxiety of the situation, I discover the Lord never left and always had me within reach. 

In fact, this scripture says I am engraved on the palms of His hands and am continually before Him.  That's kind of like having my name permanently tatooed on His hand as a constant reminder that I am His.

That's a huge grace note for today.