“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, and My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says the Lord who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10
Do you ever read verse like this and think, “hmm, really? Is God REALLY going to be with me no matter what?” I do. It is a challenging truth to hear, grab hold of and live in that God loves you so much that no matter what is going on in your life, His lovingkindness and peace will never be removed or shaken.
My life right now has mountains being removed and hills be shaken more than I’m comfortable with. I’m in a season of deep growth and with that is coming with some deep pain. My emotions are extremely surface and little things trigger me and open the flood gates of tears and emotion. God is leading me through a valley of healing and while I’m thankful, I’m also hurting. This morning as I was doing some writing, I was sobbing and feeling of no value; utterly unremarkable. As I’m starting to process why I feel like that, it’s causing some serious upheaval and I’m facing some truths that I’ve kept safely buried. Through my tears, my heart deeply desires connection to God. I want to believe to my core that God has chosen me. ME! I want to live unchained to the thoughts that say I’m unremarkable and I want to live in the truth of God’s word that says I’m chosen.
More than feeling chosen, what I really want is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that no matter how dark this valley gets God isn’t leaving. As my landscape is changing, mountains being removed and hills being shaken, I have to stand firm in the knowledge that God will not remove one tiny drop of His love and peace and that He is walking with me in complete compassion. If I can’t believe that, I can’t grow. If I can’t believe that, I can’t walk through this valley. If I can’t believe that, I can’t be unchained.
Over the course of our lives, the landscape will always be changing. Life isn’t a static experience, it’s dynamic. You must ask yourself if you’re going to believe that God won’t remove His love, peace or compassion because the answer dictates the next step. If you aren’t able to believe the truth of Isaiah 54:10, then ask God to help you believe. If you are able to believe the verse, then ask God to help you step into an unchained landscape with His hand leading the way.
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