“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 54:10 ESV
As the years pass and you see the landscape of your life changing, altering in ways that you did not expect, your heart can be quieted by these simple truths: that the steadfast love of the Lord will never leave you and His peace will never be removed. His faithfulness has become His greatest gift to you, and His compassion is a treasure to your soul. No matter what you face, you can humbly proclaim, It is well with my soul.
Nothing in this world can bring this confidence to our souls, for the world is passing away along with its desires (1 John 2:17 ESV). Every shakable thing, from the mountains and the hills to the empires we build for ourselves, will not stand forever. All that is temporary will crumble away, leaving only what remains: a kingdom of God that cannot be shaken. What confidence we can have to go forth into the world, with God’s love, peace, and compassion leading us in victory over the ways of this world.
The Word of God itself is the solid foundation for knowing that this victory is ours. As Jesus Christ Himself stated, Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away (Matthew 24:35). When we take hold of our Bible, the very essence of the unshakeable is resting in our hands. When we turn to it and meditate upon it, we fix our hearts and minds upon that which does not fade away. Even if all else around us comes tumbling down, we will be able to stand, heirs to an everlasting kingdom built on the steadfast love of the Lord.
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In what does your confidence lie?
by Jill Holler
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Jill Holler grew up on a farm in western Illinois, enjoying a life of running free through the pastures during the day and gazing at the countless shimmering stars at night. All around her, she could see the work of God’s creative hand, and she knew He was real. Yet it wasn’t until years later that she would discover the abundant life of faith that comes from taking hold of the living power that resides in God and His word. After struggling to find purpose and meaning for much of her young adult life, she found that it resides simply–yet powerfully–in Jesus Christ, her God and Savior.