“…but with great compassion I will gather you….
…with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
says the LORD, your Redeemer.
“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
– Isaiah 54:7-8, 10
God offers us great compassion. Not just a little. Not just some. Not just the leftovers. God offers us great compassion.
God shows us everlasting love. Not just occasional love. Not just temporary love. Not just conditional love. God shows us everlasting love.
On the cross he showed that love. And on the cross he paid the price to bring us peace with God (53:5). And this covenant of peace cannot be removed, it cannot be cancelled, it cannot be annulled.
And so, even if the mountains and hills in all their stability were to disappear, he will not remove his love from us. He will yet have compassion upon us. Because of Jesus, nothing can separate us from his great compassion and everlasting love. So stand firm in his love.
Stop fretting that you will somehow lose his love – it cannot be removed.
Stop working, trying desperately to earn his love – he already loves you.
Stop grumbling about your life as though he doesn’t love you.
Stop sinning against this God who loves you so much.
Stop caring what world thinks of you – what does it matter if God himself loves you.
Stop looking for love in all the other places our world looks for love – you have already found the fountain of all love.
So stand firm in God’s love. Rest in his everlasting love & his great compassion.
The God of universe loves you.
So stand firm in his love.