"Yet Zion says, 'The Lord has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.' 'Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for a child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! See I have written your name on my hand.'" (Isaiah 49:14-16)
Have you ever felt like God has deserted you? Maybe right now you feel
like He has left you alone with your problems. Be encouraged by the
Word of God this morning. Regardless of how painful your situation may
be, God has not abandoned you. In the same way that a loving mother
cannot forget her child, your Father in heaven cannot forget you.
What do you think about Isaiah 49:16, "See I have written your name on my hand"?
Does God have a tattoo? I wouldn't defend the tattoo thought too
strongly--but I know for a fact that Jesus has a piercing--in both
hands. They were put there by a roman guard when Jesus died on the
cross. He loves you!
If you're struggling today, let me suggest that you take a pen and write
"Jesus" in the palm of your hand. As often as you see it today, it
will remind you that Jesus is thinking of you as well. He has scars in
His hands with your name on them.