Sometimes, we just need a little encouragement. This verse always touches me to my core:
"'For even if the mountains walk away,
And the hills fall to pieces,
My love won’t walk away from you,
My covenant commitment of peace won’t fall apart.’
The God who has compassion on you says so.” (The Message)
This verse does something special for me. It reminds me that no matter what I'm going through, which is usually a COMPLETE MINOR...God LOVES me. He cares for me. He won't ever walk away. When I feel like everything is falling apart, He is holding it all together. When I am tired, He is ready to help me rest. When I'm down, He understands and has complete and utter compassion towards me (even though it is undeserved). How sweet is this truth? There's really nothing more that I need to meditate on when I'm down. When I start concentrating on this for a few moments, I instantly feel the weight melt right off my shoulders.
I want to share a sweet story with y'all really quick. A few months ago, my mother-in-law "randomly" sent me this verse. I actually didn't have a chance to read it, so I quickly searched the reference and printed the verse out at work. I left work a little early that day and never thought about it again. Later, my brother who was also working with me at the time, posted a picture of this bible verse on Twitter. It was a picture of a piece of paper with the verse sitting on printer waiting for him at work. He had printed something and when he went to go grab his sheet off of the printer, this verse was sitting there waiting for him instead...it was almost as if it were a direct gift that God left sitting there for him! How cool is that? God used my mother-in-law, who was trying to encourage me to also encourage my brother. I love the way God works.
With that said, I'm not sure why I am posting this today. This has been one of my favorite verses for a few months now, but obviously, someone out there needs to read this TODAY, just like my brother and I did!