Isaiah 49:15 | World Challenge

Isaiah 49:15

December 11, 2019

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

When we hurt, when we are lonely, when we are afraid, when we are overwhelmed by circumstances beyond our control, we quickly turn aside from our true source of peace and victory and turn to human ways and resources.

Instead of fleeing to the secret closet of prayer to pour out our hearts to the Lord of glory, we rush to our telephone to seek help from a friend. We unburden our hearts to pastors, to counselors, to family, and even to strangers. We search everywhere for sympathetic advice or help. We will cry ourselves to sleep and languish in dreadful fits of loneliness. We will pout and accuse God of delaying or of not hearing and answering our cry. We will travel anywhere in an attempt to escape the inner despair.

How tragic! Because we know where the victory lies. We know God is still on the throne waiting for us to call on Him. We know the answer to all our needs is to be found alone with God, shut in with Him.

It is corruption of the worst kind to give in to fear and despair while ignoring the majesty and faithfulness of a loving Father. Are you a corrupted Christian? You are if you ignore the Lord's majestic promises and doubt that He means what He says! He promised - "Can a woman forget her suckling child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me" (Isaiah 49:15, 16).

You are corrupted if you go on carrying unnecessary burdens of guilt, fear, loneliness, anxiety, and turmoil - simply because you refuse to rest on the Lord's great and precious promises.

When we get in trouble and cry out to God for mercy and help, all heaven goes in motion on our behalf. It would be an incredible sight for our human eyes, should the Lord let us see into the spiritual world to behold the good things He is preparing for those who call on Him and who trust Him.


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