Hello everyone, today’s word is ‘God has not forgotten us! In fact, He cannot.  it can be challenging for some to remain hopeful and optimistic these days. But that’s where the unchanging character and word of God have to come in! 

I perfectly understand that depending on your circumstances, you may be feeling forgotten, and like you are facing every challenge on your own. You may even feel like David in Psalm 42:3 and say “My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 

Let me comfort you today, He is where He has always been on His throne. He is still Your loving Father who promised He would never leave or forsake you, and today He wants me to remind you that He has not forgotten you! 


Our key scripture for today: 

 Isaiah 49:14-16

“But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me.” “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. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.


A Powerful Promise!

This is a very powerful promise!  Abba! Father! The omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God, El Roi, the one who sees us, is saying “I have not forgotten you!” As Moses encouraged God’s people back then, I am encouraging you today from Deuteronomy 31:8:

“ And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

I know sometimes things sound a lot easier to say than to execute, but there comes a time that we have to fight for what we believe and ask the Helper, Holy Ghost, to help us! God has written our story in a book (Psalm 139:16) He planned a hope and a future for us. We have to believe the Word we profess. 

Isaiah 49 sees the people of God experiencing and feeling many of the things some may be feeling today. We’re told they felt ruined, desolate, bereaved, barren, exiled, rejected, left all alone, and with their land laid waste. Mercy! God comes in the midst of these dire feelings to assure them “I have not forgotten you! “

To my mums out there, God said even if we could we could forget our own children we nursed at our breast, He couldn’t forget! He assured us in Psalm 27:10: “When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the Lord will take care of me.

I had an aunt say to me once that I was too quiet, I thought to myself that she never heard my war for my children, when I am anything but quiet.  The point being, if we have such a fierce, protective love for our kids and God saying His supersedes that…WE KNOW HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN HIS CHILREN!


7 Promises from this Isaiah 49:

So let us look at the powerful promises in Isaiah 49:

  1. He promised to not forget or forsake us! : So what is this ‘forsake’ anyway? We all know what forget means, forsake translates in this context to mean that He will not leave, He will  not abandon, He will not reject and He will not desert us!  We are not forgotten or forsaken!
  2. He promised justice and recompense. In 49:4 He says “yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense is with my God.”  The NLT translation puts it this way: Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand;  I will trust God for my reward.” We will get Justice and a Reward
  3. He promised that there is a set time! He says  “In an acceptable time I have heard You, And in the day of salvation I have helped You;” Isaiah 49:10. We will  see the promises manifest, they are already Yes and Amen in the Spirit realm, but there is a kairos moment when everything He promised will be seen, heard, tasted, touched and felt by us! There is a set time!
  4. He promised our walls are continually before Him. Our walls are our instruments of protection, safety, and infer a sense of  impenetrability. So God is there as a watchman, ensuring that nothing penetrates what is hedging us in and protecting us. Continually. Day and Night, 365!  (vs 16) He’s watching our walls!
  5. He promised that we are inscribed! God said “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;” Inscribed! Think of it this way, God did not write our names or faces with a pen or even a sharpie that eventually faded; It’s like a tattoo that is permanent. Inscribed means to mark out, chisel and engrave! He has a constant reminder! We are inscribed!
  6. He promised our enemies will be defeated and He fight for us!  God said that “Your destroyers and those who laid you waste. Shall go away from you.” The victory shall be ours. If we belong to God, Verse 25 promises He contends for us AND saves our children! God is fighting for us!
  7. He promised to use us! Verse 6 says: I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’ We are all part of the great commission, so God won’t forget us because He has a plan to use each of us in a specific way to impact the earth. We will serve the Kingdom!

BIGGEST LESSON:

God is love, God cannot lie, God’s word does not return void, God’s plans cannot be stopped,and God has not forgotten! THEREFORE, given my obedience and compliance with any conditions stated:

Every last thing that He has promised me in His Word and prophetically shall come to pass, because He has not forgotten me or His words to me!

See 1 John 4:16, Isaiah 55:11 Numbers 23:19 and Job 42:2


Our Task:

LOOK UP!

So we look up! We refocus. We ask God for help to focus on His word and His promises and not on the prevailing circumstances.  In Verse 18 of Isaiah 49, God challenges us to: “Lift up your eyes, look around and see;  “ 

Why? Because He knows our eyes tend to look down, and our souls can get downcast in hardships and trials. So like David we need to ask, but also ourselves: “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.”

So in the name of Jesus, we ask the Holy Ghost to help us to look up and remember and give thanks that our God has not forgotten us!

Thank you for your time and attention today

Love and Peace, Coach D

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Scriptures

  • Main Scripture: Isaiah 49,  specifically verse 13 – 15

Other:

  • Psalm 139:16
  • Psalm 42:3
  • Deuteronomy 31:8
  • 1 John 4:16
  • Numbers 23:19
  • Job 42:2
  • Psalm 42:11
  • Isaiah 55:11