When everything is chaotic in our life, especially with illness, we can always count on God’s unfailing love. Fiona explains.
“‘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)
I read this verse in Isaiah recently and it seemed such an appropriate reminder for where I am just now. I know I’ve written about it before, but the message was new for today. God loves us with an unfailing love.
Lots is changing in my life and I’m not always happy about those changes. In fact, I don’t really like change much at all.
I’m in a “wait and see” phase at present. Not knowing the result of whether or not I’ll be given some disability support. Unsure of how I’ll meet my financial obligations. Trying to maintain a little paid employment, for as long as I’m able.
It can seem like what I’ve relied on, is being taken away, or removed. Like I don’t have a lot of control over what will happen and when that will be.
God’s love–His unfailing love–will not change, nor will it be removed. How much God loves me will not change if I’m not able to do some of the things I once did, or even what I could do last year.
God won’t stop loving me–ever. I love that quote from Philip Yancey, “Nothing can make God love you more, nothing can make God love you less.” He will just keep on loving me, no matter the number of times I fail. He patiently waits and gives me an opportunity to do it right the next time.
His peace cannot be removed either. Even in the middle of stressful times and uncertain outcomes and future, I can still have God’s peace, surrounding me and covering all that uncertainty.
I still don’t know what the outcome of so many things will be. Like so much about living with chronic illness, it is unknown and unpredictable–sometimes from hour to hour, or day to day.
But God is not going to change. I may be feeling “shaken” or that things I’ve relied on are being “removed” from my life, but God is still there and I can always rely on that.
Prayer: Father I pray that You, who never change, will be my comfort and a comfort to all who read this today, in whatever circumstances we face. Remind me of Your unfailing love. Amen.
About the Author:
Fiona Burrows lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is thankful for the difference God makes in her life, and the lessons He is teaching her, as she lives with chronic back pain. She enjoys finding time for reading, writing, and photography, and to travel when she is able. You can contact her in the Sunroom.
When have you been in that “wait and see” place? How did God encourage you to keep on holding on? What does it mean to you that He loves you with unfailing love?
God really is our only source of unfailing love, and artist, Chris Tomlin, puts this to words in this song, “Unfailing Love.”