Isaiah 49:16

"The Lord has forsaken me...He has walked away...He has totally forgotten me." 

Ever said that? Of course you have! How about on Monday morning? You've just come off a glorious weekend retreat. Time in the Word. Great worship. Lots of laughter. Meaningful prayer.... Then comes eight o'clock Monday morning back home, and your whole world caves in. 

"The Lord's forgotten me. He's completely left the scene."

But God says, "You are written on the palms of My hands. You are continually before Me."

Stop and glance at the palms of your hands. Now, imagine they are God's hands and that you are right there.... Our ways remain continually before Him. Not one fleeting moment of life goes by without His knowing exactly where we are, what we're doing, and how we're feeling.


Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.