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
Application to life:
In the book of Isaiah there are many promises that are shared. This particular promise tells us that God’s love will not be shaken and that his peace will not be removed. This means that through all things God will remember his love! He is also letting us know that mountains will shake and hills will be removed but that we will stay under his love and peace.
Compassion is also very important here. To have compassion means to have concern for the sufferings and misfortunes of others. How great is it to know that God is concerned for us?
A Worshipper’s Word:
There have been moments where I felt that my mountains were shaken and the ground I was standing on was going to collapse. I was stuck in the notion that I thought that I needed to have all the control over my situation and that I needed to fix everything. When I gave my life to Christ I was struck with a strong sense of repentance over everything that I had done half heartedly, mistakes I had made, and for being such a cold individual in general.
It was an overwhelming feeling since I had buried my emotions and tried to live “emotion-free” for such a long time. What I quickly realized was that Jesus gave his life for me to be able to get to this point and that God already knew what was going to happen. He knew (and still knows) what mistakes were going to be made and the which of my mountains would shake. Yet he still has compassion for me.
This paints a very vivid picture for me because I had lived in a place where there were mountains and earthquakes. I remember seeing the street in waves and feeling the ground shake. Later I learned that the quake was a 6.8 on a scale of 10. To truly feel the ground shake beneath you and not have any control gives for a sense of fear but when you trust God and his promise of peace and unfailing love then, even when the ground is shaky, there is no fear.