Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands…”

Isaiah 49:16

A man I know has eleven kids and each of their names is tattooed on his arms. Both arms are covered with names. He doesn’t get to live with all these children, but he keeps their names in front of him and holds them dear in his heart.

In similar fashion, God has inscribed you on the palms of His hand. My name is there also. I take comfort in that. He loves us so much that every detail of our lives is ever before Him. He is aware of the disease or pain that eats at your body—that eats at mine. He knows the nights we haven’t slept because of fear or pain or worry. Knowing that He knows has led to me ask the question more times than I care to admit—if He knows, why doesn’t He do something? Ever wonder that yourself?

I don’t have an answer for that question. I did, though, have a dream one night about this issue. I was sitting across from Jesus and He was patiently answering my entire why questions about healing and I had lots of them. I wanted to remember what He said to share with others and so I started writing down the answers. But as soon as I wrote enough answers to fill the page, the paper I had written them on disappeared. I started a new page and when it was filled with answers, it disappeared as well.  This continued for quite a while, page after page disappearing the moment I had filled it with the answers Jesus was giving me . Finally, the pen and the blank paper in my hand disappeared.  I realized I couldn’t take the answers with me. I looked up from my paper sorely distressed at the thought of not having these answers and I saw Jesus sitting there looking at me with incredible love in His eyes. Love for me. And I knew the only answer I really need is Jesus. Perhaps the only answer you really need is Jesus.

I don’t know why, I don’t know when, but I know Jesus and trust in His loving kindness towards me. My healing is in His hands as surely as I have been inscribed on the palms of His hands. Your healing is in His hands also, just as surely as your name is inscribed on the palm of His hand.

Help me Jesus, when the questions start flooding my mind, to remember to turn and simply look at You. To gaze intently into Your face and see the love You have for me. Help me to trust in that love and in Your timing. Thank You for inscribing my name on the palm of Your hand and thank You that my healing is in Your hands. Amen.

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know if I can be praying for you as well.


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