by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Isaiah 49:14-15

Have you ever felt forsaken of God? In Isaiah 49:14
Zion said, "The Lord bath forsaken me, and my Lord
hath forgotten me.

Have you ever said that? "God has forsaken me." Maybe
you haven't said it in words, but have you thought it
in your mind and in your heart? Some of the great
Bible men and women have felt, thought and said this.
"I have been forsaken of God. God has forgotten me."

God comes right back and says, "Can a woman forget her
nursing child, that she should not have compassion on
the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I
not forget thee."

To Israel

The prime reference of this verse was to Israel, the
ancient people of God, but it refers also to the
future, for in the future God has promised He's going
to deliver His people. They have gone through great
affliction, great trial, and great suffering, and
though God promises to bless them, Zion will say, "The
Lord has forsaken me and my Lord has forgotten me."
God comes back to the people of Israel and says, "I
will not for get you. You are My covenant people." He
says this in spite of Israel's sins and failures.

To the Believer

What is true of them in this matter is true of every
believer in Christ today. God will not forget His own
child! He will not forget His people. He never will.
God says in this tremendous statement, "Yet will I not
forget thee. "Those are six of the most wonderful
words that you'll ever hear! Let them be engraved in
your mind and heart and soul! GOD WILL NOT FORGET YOU.
If you are His own, God will NEVER forget nor forsake
you. Hebrews 13:5, "I will never leave thee nor
forsake thee."

Many times this cry arises from people's hearts. They
think God has forgotten them and they say, like Zion,
"The Lord has forsaken me and my Lord has forgotten
me." What makes them say such a thing as this?

In Times of Suffering

They say it in tim ...

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