“For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, or shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you. —Isaiah 54:10
This is a promise of God’s mercy toward us. He speaks of the mountains departing and the hills being removed, yet His promise is that His kindness and peace will not be taken away from us. Although there may be chaos surrounding us and we may not know what to do, we can rest in His promise. He will never leave us. His kindness toward us will not be rescinded, and His peace will never be withdrawn.
The Lord has mercy on us because He has already felt what we feel. He has already been through everything we experience. His compassion is assured toward us. The beauty of this promise is that it is a covenant, which is much deeper. It is a contract between God and man. It is not as though He’s only saying, “My kindness is still there, and I’ll try to keep my peace with you.” He sealed the covenant with the blood of His only begotten Son. He will be faithful.
No matter what you do, how you feel, how difficult life becomes, or how deep you are in whatever circumstance, His covenant still stands. His love, kindness, and undeniable peace will remain, and He will hold, love, and show us mercy all the days of our lives.
Embrace His covenant. Allow Him to turn your mourning into joy, your ashes to beauty, and your heaviness into praise.