The Lord Himself will search out His lost sheep. Yes, the Lord God will seek out all His precious ones. No matter where they may wander. No matter how far you have gone, the Lord God Himself will pursue. Out of the pit of despair, out of the miry clay, the wilderness of depravity, and out of this sinful world. He will lift up and place you on a firm foundation.
Relentless is His pursuit. Yes, relentless He will seek you out. You who have gone astray. Who has been driven into the wilderness as sheep are scattered by wolves. Lost, destitute, and alone with nowhere to turn. But the Lord will seek, the Lord will pursue, and He will find His lost sheep. Though you resist with stubbornness, rebellion, and a stiff neck. Just at the right time, He will find you, He will break you down and bring you back.
He will bind up your wounds, comforting, healing, clothe, and care for His beloved ones. With great love and compassion, with tender love, and kindness, He will bind up and heal. Feeding you good things, instructing and teaching you the right ways, His ways. Making the weak strong and the hopeless full of hope. Praise the Lord God Almighty for His relentless pursuit!
11 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness.
13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel.
15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.