31 At that time, declares the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.
2 The Lord proclaims: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness. As Israel searched for a place of rest, 3 the Lord appeared to them[a] from a distance:[b] I have loved you with a love that lasts forever. And so with unfailing love, I have drawn you to myself.[c] 4 Again, I will build you up, and you will be rebuilt, virgin Israel. Again, you will play your tambourines and dance with joy. 5 Again, you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; farmers will plant and then enjoy the harvests. 6 The time will come when the watchmen shout from the highlands of Ephraim: “Get ready! We’re going up to Zion to the Lord our God!”
JOURNEY TO STABILITY
God’s love has the power to deliver me from hopelessness.