Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have nocompassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you (Isaiah 49:15)
The mother–infant relationship is a precious one. As a father of three, I am not oblivious of the preciousness of this relationship. And I believe as a human being–born of a woman, you can testify of this preciousness. However, as precious as the love of a mother is, in their humanity, mothers can and do disappoint. Some even desert their infants in inhumane conditions.
In the media, once a while, stories of mothers— nursing mothers, who have abandoned their babies in the hospitail, at a bus stop or in a refuse bin comes up. Sad! Drawing a contrast between the precious, yet, fallible love of a mother to His precious and infallible love; God gave a great promise of His ever abiding faithfulness and love towards Israel: “yet I will not forget you“.
This promise tells us something about the character of God—His faithfulness. What He has promised, He will accomplish. His word contains great promises the believer can rest in. A mother can forget their child they have carried in the womb for nine months, but God promises He will never forget His children.
Things may not always go the way you expect. Sometimes your mind may go wandering and wondering “where is God?” In such moments, be assured of God’s faithfulness. He is there. No detail of your life misses His eye. Trust in Him and let go of the worry and struggle. Be encouraged. Whatever situation you find yourself, God is faithful to His promises.
Pray that your heart will be encouraged by the great promises of God and your faith will be strengthened in His ever abiding faithfulness.