In Isaiah 54, God reminds us of his unwavering love and compassion.
“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
After a long hard day at the office, everything seemed dark and heavy. Every thought running through my head came from this dismal place — a place I could not escape. Even the leisure activities I looked forward to after work became just another opportunity to complain.
I wanted to hide, but I had to take care of one last bit of business. I plopped down at my desk and prepared for the final conference call of the day.
My seven-year-old son knocked on the door and strolled into my room. “Dad, you look a little tired. You should rest. I love you.” With those precious words, a rush of love swept over me. I looked up at him. “Thank you, son! You made me very happy.”
In Isaiah 54, God reminds us of his unwavering love and compassion. In a world founded on the notion of needing to have more, accomplish more, and be more, God reminds us **it is the love of his heart that we need more of — the source of true peace when peace seems so distant.
In times of desolation and discouragement, seek refuge in Jesus Christ where you can rest and repair those parts of your life the world has worn down. He is our key to peace during times of stress and confusion. Pray always to him and be comforted by his kindness and compassion, hope and love, light and consolation — the perfect cure for a troubled heart and soul.
Lord, thank you for your endless source of peace and love to all who seek your place of refuge. I ask that you remind me to call on you whenever I find myself uprooted, confused, and restless in this world, a world that tries to draw us away from our source of true peace — found only in you. Amen.
Today: Thank God often for his love, his care, and his peace.
By Doug Lim
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