“Even if the mountains were to crumble and the hills disappear, my heart of steadfast, faithful love will never leave you, and my covenant of peace with you will never be shaken,” says Yahweh, whose love and compassion will never give up on you. Isaiah 54:10 TPT
I was thinking of the many times Walt and I have sat in the same room, doing our own thing, never saying a word to one another. I know he’s there and that brings a sense of safety and security. I know if I need to talk, he’ll talk with me. If I ask him to do something for me, he would gladly do it. We’ve always committed to out giving each other.
It’s the rhythms of life, the knowing each other after almost 44 years of marriage. The fact that when we made a covenant with each other, we meant to keep it whether it was easy or not, whether we felt like it or not. Life hasn’t always been kind to us, but God has!
That’s similar to how my relationship with God is. I know He’s always near, even when He’s not talking. If I call on Him, He answers. If I ask Him things, He shows me things I don’t yet know. Even when things get hard, He’s there to carry the load with me. It’s partnership. It’s a promise.
2 Corinthians 5:7 says that we walk by faith, not by what we see with our eyes. This keeps us grounded when we feel we’re alone but know He would never leave us or forsake us. It assures us that when we call, He will answer!
God doesn’t keep promises like we keep them. “They don’t deserve it!” isn’t a factor with Him. The blood of His Son removed our sin. It wasn’t temporary, it was permanent. Just like His Word, what He said He will do. When I lay hold of His promises and walk by faith not by sight, it will make it’s way into the sight realm because He promised.