The longer I live the easier it is to admit I make mistakes, and am grateful that God’s mercy are new every day. Per Isaiah 54:10 “For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
A covenant is an agreement, contact, or promise usually between two or more parties for the performance of some action. In this case the promise is between the Lord and us; the action being that God’s love will remain, it’s unfailing.
I’m certain we’ve all experienced the hurt of someone leaving us due to conflict, death, moving, or other reason… but Jesus said he would never leave us, and others can’t make Him leave.
This doesn’t mean life is going to be problem free, it does mean He will be there with us during the hard times when others may leave us to suffer alone. It also doesn’t mean we will always feel his presence or that we cannot move away from Him. There’s the story of a couple riding in a car sitting close to each other, side by side as the husband drives, but eventually the space between them begins to grow wider until they are eventually sitting at opposite ends of the seat. The wife longingly says to her husband she misses the time when they sat close together – side by side, to which the husband replies – I never changed where I was sitting.
Like our relationship with God, He never moves, He is right where he was, but for whatever reason, friends, busyness, job, etc, we moved away from him, quite possibly without intention or realizing it as it is happening. There’s good news, He is waiting for us to look His way; He’s saying hey – remember me, I still love you; I still want to be your friend. His love is unfailing.
God still has good plans for us. Jeremiah 29:11 states – “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for harm, to give you a future and a hope”. I want that – don’t you?
God paid a ransom to save us from the empty life we inherited from our ancestors. Do you feel a void inside? It’s the shape of Jesus and He’s the only one who can fill it, stuffing it with anything else will not completely satisfy. Are you ready to walk in His unfailing love? He’s looking our way.