“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.” (Isaiah 49:15)
What a privilege it is to have a loving and compassionate mom. I thank God for my mom every day; she is the best mom in the whole world. But there are some children whose moms have a tendency to forget their sucking child. And although this is possible – as the Scripture announces, God, in no wise, will forget about us.
We would think that when all chaos breaks loose and we cannot seem to feel the presence of God, that He has forgotten us, and even more so, forsaken us. Job faced this same dilemma when he said:
“Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:” (Job 23:8-9)
Would it be safe to say that Job thought God had forgotten him?
The child of God has been given exceeding great and precious promises (2 Peter 1:4); and one of these promises is given in Hebrews 13:5b, “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
David the Psalmist knew that the Spirit and the Presence of God was in every place, for he says:
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.” (Psalms 139:7-12)
It is evident that God is everywhere according to the Psalmist. And we can rest assured that God knows where we are and that He has not forgotten about us. Job says in Job 23:10, “But he knoweth the way that I take…”
Another Scripture of encouragement in knowing that God is always with us is given in Jeremiah:
“Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:23-24)
The Word of God is plain in telling us that we cannot hide from God. So what would have us think that God has forgotten us?
Be careful of the spirit of deception. Do not be deceived by thinking that God has forgotten you. He knows exactly where you are.