I don’t know about you, but I’m not such a big fan of change- especially when it comes to change I don’t have control over.
My position at work was made redundant in May this year. As I was trying to adjust to the serious change in my life, I take a fall and break my wrist. After having an emergency operation to fix the damage, I am still in a full cast. To add to the list my relationship it’s coming to an end.
In just three short months my life has changed completely and unexpectedly.
When such changes enter our life, it’s overwhelming, confusing, even terrifying. We can go to bed at night to one reality and wake up to a completely different life. This is precisely where I am right now.
Yet in the midst of change, there is one thing that never changes, the one thing that stays the same: OUR UNCHANGING GOD.
We read in the Bible that God never changes.
“For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed”Malachi 3-6
There is no transition, inconsistency, or change in this God. The same God who forgave David for his adultery is the one who crushed his own Son when Christ became sin at the cross for us.
Yesterday, today, and forever He is the God who is
“gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made”psalm 145:8-9
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
I’m so glad to know that we serve a God who stays the same. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Whether we lose our jobs, experience relational, physical or emotional changes, God is a constant and dependable anchor.
Despite feeling like some changes in my life extend far beyond my control, I have come to know the beauty of resting in the arms of a God who is always totally in control of the circumstances of my life.
If God has allowed a change in your life, let that change motivate you to draw closer to Him and to His Word. Let Him be your refuge, your comfort and your strength.
“I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””Psalm 91:2
Faithful one, so unchanging
Ageless one, you’re my rock of peace
Lord of all I depend on you
I call out to you, again and again
I call out to you, again and again.
You are my rock in times of trouble
You lift me up when I fall down
All through the storm
Your love is, the anchor
My hope is in You alone
Songwriters: Brian Doerksen