God Will Not Forget
Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have
compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not
forget you. (Isaiah 49:15)
God never becomes preoccupied or neglectful toward
one of His children. God said it would be more likely for a nursing mother to
forget the infant at her breast than for Him to forget one of His children! The
nursing mother has a keen sensitivity to her baby. Even if the infant is in
another room the mother’s senses are in tune with her child. The mother knows
when it is time to feed and care for the child. The mother never becomes so
preoccupied with other things that she neglects the needs of her child.
It is fitting that God chose this imagery to
describe how He looks after His people, for He is more sensitive to the needs
of His children than even the most loving mother. He anticipates every cry for
help. Even before we can call out in need, God is responding with His answer
(Isa. 65:24). This is one of the most comforting promises God has given to us:
that He will never forget us.
Don’t let the difficult circumstances you are
facing convince you that God has forgotten you. Don’t ever assume that God is
more concerned with the needs of other, more significant, more spiritual people
than He is with yours. Scripture teaches that God looks upon you with the same
love, interest, and concern as a nursing mother would look upon her infant. It
should reassure you to know that your Father loves you like that!