I cannot imagine how it feels to see all your worldly possessions damaged
Reference: v.10 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. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: My dear friends in the Philippines are currently recovering from a huge flood that has hit Manila.
Their homes were small and simple, with large families sharing one bedroom with a mattress on the floor. And yet, even that has been taken from them as the rain came down, the river rose, and the water invaded their lives.
I cannot imagine how it feels to see all your worldly possessions damaged and your whole neighbourhood annihilated, yet again. It would be like your whole world had come apart.
Application: There are times in our lives when we feel like a dark flood has saturated all the goodness in our lives. I don’t mean in the literal sense like in the Philippines, but when trial after trial comes our way.
Isaiah 54 is a great reminder of the hope we have in God when these times arrive. It doesn’t say that we will never face troubles, in fact it states that they will come. But the word ‘YET’ changes our perspective.
Our lives will be shaken and our securities will be removed YET God’s love will not be shaken and His peace will not be removed. God does have compassion for you and He knows we need His love and peace more than anything else.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are all inclined to hold onto things that seem so important in this world. May we recognise Your love and peace and hold fast to these essential elements that You so generously give to us. Amen.
Are your ‘mountains being shaken’ or your ‘hills being removed’? How could God’s love and peace change your circumstances?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.