Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I willnot forget you.
God never becomes preoccupied or neglectful toward one of His children. God said it would be morelikely for a nursing mother to forget the infant at her breast thanfor Him to forget one of His children! The nursing mother has a keensensitivity to her baby. Even if the infant is in another room themother’s senses are in tune with her child. The mother knows when itis time to feed and care for the child. The mother never becomes sopreoccupied with other things that she neglects the needs of herchild.
It is fitting that God chose this imagery to describe how Helooks after His people, for He is more sensitive to the needs of Hischildren than even the most loving mother. He anticipates every cryfor help. Even before we can call out in need, God is responding withHis answer (Isa. 65:24). This is one of the most comforting promisesGod has given to us: that He will never forget us. Don’t let thedifficult circumstances you are facing convince you that God hasforgotten you. Don’t ever assume that God is more concerned with theneeds of other, more significant, more spiritual people than He iswith yours. Scripture teaches that God looks upon you with the samelove, interest, and concern as a nursing mother would look upon herinfant. It should reassure you to know that your Father loves you likethat!