Posted by: peebles | February 26, 2011

Isaiah 49:16 (NIV) ~ See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Notice if you will the word “engraved”, it is an eternal reminder, not written, but engraved. The Hebrew word is haqaq, meaning to mark out, inscribe, portrayed. Portrayed means a representation of something, or in other words a picture, a picture of you and me engraved on the hands of the LORD.

I have lost count of the number of times I have looked at my hands today. Even in my time of worship, my hands were open before the Lord, with my palms facing upward. Take a wedding ring on someone’s finger, for example, whenever they glance down at it, it is a constant reminder that they are married to someone. If their love is true, they will always think of the one they are married to when they see their wedding ring. However, it is only a temporary token, but to someone engraved on the palm of the Lord’s hands is eternal.

Can you see Jesus before the throne of God with His hands open in prayer, saying to the God of all the ages, “Look at this one engraved on my palm, look at this picture of them portrayed on my palms. I love them, and I am praying to you ABBA Father for them, keep them safe, and bless them. Heal them, prosper them, let them know Your bountiful abundance.”

Your walls are ever before me.

In the time in which this was written, walls were used as writing tablets to record the chronological detail of someone’s life, and to display a person’s life achievements, identifying who they were and what they did, including if they had a family, or what kind of possessions they owned. This amazing verse highlights how interested the LORD is in every detail of our lives. Not only are we engraved upon the palms of His hands, but our lives, “the wall of our life” is before Him.

My friend, the LORD will never let go of you. Your name is engraved on the palms of His hands and the wall of your life is ever before Him. He loves you and is constantly praying for you and thinking of you. Listen to tender words of love from Psalm 139:17 (NIV), “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” The Lord loves you, and He has you engraved on the palms of His hands, your walls are ever before Him. Nothing is hidden from the Lord, yet he still loves you with an everlasting love.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


  1. I was looking for the scripture in Is :43: 26 where God said put me in rememberance of my word . Thank You for helping me find it . I was writing a petition to God and putting Him in rememberance of what he promised me . He said In HaK to write down our Petitions and dreams and run with it so thats what Iam doing . thank you again will be be back so you can help with my studies and notes .

  2. Thank you for this post. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Imagine God holding up His palm up like flipping pages of a photoablum or an iPad4 or 5 ?? or whatever gadget as He remembers His children day and night, each of them a beautiful creation detailed to the tiniest hair on the skin. And with this kind of love,when we can see the upholding palm of God, our souls can then truly find the home at last. The God shaped cavity in our own heart is then filled to the fullest.

  3. one of the greatest promises ever…

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