Isaiah 49:16 "Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hand. Your walls are ever before me."
This scripture has been burning in me all day, for the past 2 days really and I felt compelled to share it. I feel like it's a timely word for alot of people. In the verses before that it says, "Sing for joy O heavens! Rejoice O earth! Burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their sorrow. Yet Jerusalem 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!"
Read further...it's good. But I was just so swept away by this as I have been many times before, just today it hit me harder, in a deeper place. God is showing me things about me that I never thought were there. He's healing things that I didn't know needed healing. When i read that verse tonight..."your walls are ever before me"....wow! He knows all my brokenness, all my sin, all my shortcomings, all the attacks that the enemy has brought against me...and HE still hasn't forsaken me. In fact, they are ALWAYS before him. I am constantly on HIS mind (Psalm 139)...WOW!! He has loved me more than I ever thought possible..and actually He has always loved me that way, I'm just realizing it! Sometimes God MAKES me lie down in green pastures so he can restore my soul! He makes me just CHILL and stop doing and going...so that He can show me His love. He lets me be ME. and then little by little He sets me FREE from ME!
He reminded me this past Sunday that all the things I've cried out to Him for...HE has heard them and HE has not forgotten and HE will give me power to do all that HE created me to do. I feel so obligated to people all the time and I KNOW HE wants to break me of that. Because if I am living my life to please man than I am not living my life to please God. And whatever I do, in word or deed, I should be doing it all in the name of Jesus Christ. All for HIM and not for anyone else.
I love HIM. My whole life has been for HIM. I don't want anything else but to please HIM. So that is my goal, every day. I am so thankful that He loves me, that He has called me and CHOSEN me. "He will not crush those who are weak or quench the smallest hope.." (Isaiah 42:3) He loves the WEAK. And in our weakness His strength is made perfect! I pray for that. For my life to bring HIM glory.
So, you are NOT forgotten! You have been INSCRIBED on the palms of His hands, Your walls are ever before Him!