IN VIEW?

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL…
DATE : Saturday 31 May 2014
THEME : IN VIEW?
Memorise:
Behold, I have graven thee upon
the palms of my hands; thy walls
are continually before me.
Isaiah 49:16
Read:
Isaiah 49:14-16
14 But Zion said, The LORD hath
forsaken me, and my Lord hath
forgotten me.
15 Can a woman forget her sucking
child, that she should not have
compassion on the son of her
womb? yea, they may forget, yet
will I not forget thee.
16 Behold, I have graven thee
upon the palms of my hands; thy
walls are continually before me.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : EXODUS
17-19 and PSALM 116
Message
One of the most depressing
experiences of life is being
forgotten by friends, relatives,
family members, and those you
really count on. Somehow you
hope that you mean enough to
people around that they won’t just
forget and abandon you when you
need them the most. This is so
important to the average person
that some have joined social clubs
and endure inconveniencies to
attend social functions and
ceremonies as a means of building
future credit with people in order
to guarantee patronage whenever
the need arises. The fear of being
alone, forgotten, abandoned and
separated from loved ones is so
genuine and real that Jesus had to
cry aloud with much agony when
He suffered a similar fate on the
cross of cavalry. The Bible in
Matthew 27:46 says,
“And about the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli,
Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to
say, My God, my God, why hast
thou forsaken me?”
Worst still, there are times when it
seems as if the whole world is
crashing on you; when life beats
you down and gets the best of
you, when friends and relatives are
nowhere to be found. At such
times, prayer begins to feel empty
and God feels distant, almost as if
He has forgotten you. It is very
easy at this point to think that you
have been deserted by God. If you
ever find yourself in such a
situation, be sure to stay closer to
the word of God for constant
reminders that God cares and that
He is a present help in times of
trouble (Psalm 46:1); He will never
abandon you. I pray that whenever
you call upon the Lord in times of
trouble, He will answer in Jesus’
Name. No matter what you are
going through, just hold on to
Jesus and He will see you through.
God asked a rhetoric question in
Isaiah 49:15a:
“Can a woman forget her sucking
child, that she should not have
compassion on the son of her
womb?”
We know that it is seemingly
impossible for that to happen, but
God says even if it were possible,
He will never forget you. You can
rest on His word of promise
because our God is dependable.
God went on to say that He has
engraved you on the palms of His
hands; what a promise, what a
word! Engravings are permanent
inscriptions, therefore it
symbolises an obsessed lover
writing the name of his loved one
on his hands for constant
remembrance.
Prayer Point:
Father, thank you for engraving me
on the palm of your hand. Thank
you for having me in constant
remembrance.

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