“Shout for joy, you heavens;
rejoice, you earth;
burst into song, you mountains!
For the Lord comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me,
the Lord has forgotten me.”
15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.” (Isaiah 49:13-16)
“How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.” (Psalm 139:17-18)
God engraved us on the palm of His hands. There is no chance we could ever be forgotten. Not only are we held in His hands, His word tells us that His thoughts towards us outnumber the grains of sand. Like a loving parent with their infant, His mind is continually fixed on us. We have the Father’s attention.
Even still, loneliness can happen.
They key to overcoming loneliness is meditating on God’s truth: He has not forgotten you. In low seasons, times of difficulty, or conflict, it can feel like we’re all alone. Or it can seem that God just doesn’t care. The lies of the enemy love to sneak in and tell us we are not valuable.
But God says we are His very children. In response, we get to fix our mind to our great, perfect Father! Shout for joy, the maker of the heavens and the earth knows YOU!