“In that day, declares the Lord,I will assemble the lame and gather those who have been driven away and those whom I have afflicted; and the lame I will make the remnant, and those who were cast off, a strong nation; and the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion from this time forth and forevermore.” Have you ever wandered from fellowship with God and His will for your life? Maybe you have even felt like an exile from God! In these verses God expresses his covenantal faithfulness to those who have become separated from God and His will. These verses show how God wanted to regather and restore the exiled Israel and make them once again submissive to His will and ongoing fellowship with Him. In the same way, when you have strayed from God’s will He wants to rescue you from your exile and make you strong again! God is faithful and His grace is irresistible. He wants to restore you to fellowship with Him and obedience to His will.