Hattie Hollowell, at eighty-three, became known as, “The Forgotten Woman.” She spent three years and four months in a New York City jail, overlooked by the system and without being brought to trial. Her lawyer ignored her. Her family abandoned her. Her friends forgot her. However, when this tragedy was discovered, the legal machinery moved rapidly and she was released.
Perhaps there are days when we feel alone, deserted, unimportant, and ignored. It seems as though we make no difference to anyone. We are convinced that we are doomed to be forsaken by everyone forever.
God’s Word tells of the time when the Israelites felt forsaken by God. It was then that Isaiah reminded them that God could no more forget them than a loving mother could forget her little child. What a wonderful thought and marvelous truth: God Himself promises us that He will not forget us.
Whenever we feel that God has forgotten or forsaken us, we need to stop and correct our thinking. He knows the number of hairs on our head, the hurts of our hearts, and each little bird that falls from a tree. Perhaps, we have forsaken or forgotten Him.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to take You at Your Word when You promise never to leave us or forsake us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.