After the tragedy of Tisha b'Av, we read seven Haftarot of comfort, and this is the second of these Haftarot. In it God tells us: I have engraved you upon the palms of My hands… Malbim explains that this to mean that God always acts – even when He raises His hand – for our benefit. The Talmud imagines the Jewish people, begging God in Shir HaShirim to"Set me as a seal on Your heart, as a seal on Your arm…" God replies that whereas the heart and arm are often covered, the hands are visible, and so instead I have engraved you upon the palms of My hands…The comfort is not only knowing that God always acts to benefit us, but seeing it too.