It’s now been over a week since we were all at camp together. School is about to start back up again for many of us. Others have work. Our old routines are beginning to settle back in, and what we learned at camp may be feeling a bit foggy by now.
So much can change even in a week. You know what doesn’t change? God loves you, and He is with you.
He wants to see you succeed.
He wants to help you grow.
He never gives up on you.
He is walking with you through every situation, no matter how difficult.
Have you ever felt abandoned or alone? Have you ever felt like someone who is very close to you had pulled away from or forgotten you? Even our most cherished human relationships can include pain and difficulty. But let’s look at Isaiah 49:15-16 and consider how our relationship with God goes even deeper.
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. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
There is no other human relationship quite like that of a mother and a child. Yet even that relationship does not compare to the love and tenderness of God. Look at the verses again. God tells us that He will never forget us. Never, no matter what we do.
Take comfort in that today. As you seek to move forward and continue in the things you learned at camp, be aware that you might slip up. But God still loves you. As you go back to school, friendships and circumstances may change. But God hasn’t forgotten you. As you live with and love your family, there may be bumps along the road. But God is always with you.
You are loved. You are cherished. You matter. God has not forgotten you, and he never will.
- Romans 8:38-39
- Psalm 27:9-14
- Jeremiah 29:11-13
- 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
- Psalm 34:8
- Psalm 31:19