“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. – Isaiah 54:10 NIV
During Isaiah’s time, God’s people had sinned and disobeyed Him. As a result, He said they needed to be corrected, to change, and to go through situations designed to help them learn to go the right way.
Explaining His actions, God said, “In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment” (v. 8). But He assured them that He remained filled with compassion, love, and mercy. He said He would not stay angry: “With deep compassion I will bring you back … with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you” (v. 7).
We need to remember these are important truths in our relationship with God. He is holy and cannot tolerate sin. He wants the very best for each of us, for each of us to fulfill our potential. We need to be corrected if we make mistakes. He wants to teach us every step of the way. But no matter what we are going through, the Bible reminds us nothing can shake His “unfailing love” for us, and His “covenant of peace” with us cannot be removed.
Today, remember that God has compassion for you. He loves you and has established a covenant of peace with you that cannot be removed. But do not take Him for granted. Seek to obey His Word. Be ready to receive His correction. Always be confident of His love for you.
PrayerFather, thank You for Your unfailing love for me. Forgive me for my sins. Thank You for giving me Your peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Extended ReadingIsaiah 54