I WILL NOT FORGET THEE --- Isaiah 49:15, 16. C. H. V. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions May 12. GospelWeb.net

The Twelfth of May.

I WILL NOT FORGET THEE --- Isaiah 49:15, 16.

"How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord?" --- Psalm 13:1.

Divine Answer: "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands: thy walls are continually before me." --- Isaiah 49:15, 16.

"I will not leave you comfortless." --- John 14:18.

Were all our sins and afflictions so soon to be prayed away with a few words, whence these sad and repeated complaints of David? Why should God advise us to wait for him, and persevere in hope? And how could faith and pateince be exercised? In our closets we may be lifted up with high speculations; seem to be strong, and able to leap over all the walls; but in great distress we see how dejected and distrusting our hearts often are (Psalm 30:7, 8); but the Lord preserves us.

Can a woman's tender care
Cease toward the child she bare?
Yea; she may forgetful be;
Yet will I remember thee.

Mine is an unchanging love,
Higher than the heights above,
Deeper than the depths beneath;
Free and faithful, strong as death.

Thou shalt see my glory soon,
When the work of grace is done;
Partner of my throne shall be:
Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?

Lord, it is my chief compaint,
That my love is weak and faint;
Yet I love thee, and adore;
Oh for grace to love thee more.