“Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15 NRSV)
Just as a mom is sensitive to when her baby needs feeding, God is ultra-sensitive to His children. He says I will never forget you… I will never leave you. I love you too much to let that happen.
Do not think just because you are going through a hard season that God does not care! That is furthest from His truth! Look up! Come up higher! He IS the God who sees you and loves you every moment of every day!
I appreciate how attentive He is to our needs. “I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!” (Isaiah 65:24 NLT)
Psalms 18:1-3 shares David’s feelings of love and praise to the Lord when He rescued David from all his many enemies, including rescue from the cruelty of Saul.
“Lord, I passionately love you and I’m bonded to you, for now, you’ve become my power!
You’re as real to me as bedrock beneath my feet, like a castle on a cliff, my forever firm fortress, my mountain of hiding, my pathway of escape, my tower of rescue where none can reach me. My secret strength and shield around me, you are salvation’s ray of brightness shining on the hillside, always the champion of my cause. All I need to do is to call to you, singing to you, the praiseworthy God. When I do, I’m safe and sound in you.”
David doesn’t use the usual Hebrew word for love “ahav” (Jehovah Ahava means God is love).
He uses the Hebrew word for pity or mercy, “raham.” It means when a mother loves and pities her child so much it manifests with a deep love and emotional bond, creating the emotional desire to embrace and touch! (TPT Footnotes, Ps. 18:1-3) I sure have felt this with my own children and the young children I have taught! Have you ever felt the need to give the Lord an air hug? Go for it! (Sometimes I squeeze my bible close, knowing Jesus receives my hug!) You are having the response He wanted for you at this moment and always! He loves you so much… so love Him back!
Be blessed today no matter what is going on in your world!
Share John 3:16 with someone who does not know Jesus and His great, saving love!