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On Change 12-4-17

By December 4, 2017April 24th, 2019No Comments

Change in life is certain. As we age we change. Circumstances change. If you don’t like the weather today just wait, it too will change. Change can be a tricky thing. We find ourselves in a comfortable season and we fear it will change. We find ourselves in a difficult season and fear it will never change.

The world is left looking for a steady in the midst of all the chaos. For the believer, we know that God is that steady. The Lord is always close to His own. The psalmist proclaims:

“You are the same, and your years have no end” (Psa 102:27).

There is no doubt that God is eternal. However, no matter how much time passes the Lord never changes. Therefore, His purpose never changes either.

If God was not good and just this would bring no comfort. But, God is both good and just. In Lamentations we discover in:

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam 3:22-23).

Martin Luther offers this powerful insight:

“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.”

God’s love for His people will not come to an end. God’s compassion goes the extra mile, replacing condemnation with restoration. God is willing to begin anew every morning with those who chose to follow Him. Each new day brings with it another opportunity to experience God’s grace and faithfulness.

No matter what life might throw at us, God is the steady, even in the storm. The prophet Isaiah proclaimed:

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isa 41:10).

God’s people have in Him reason to be fearless. The gods of this world seek to be strengthened and secured, but the one true God secures and strengthens His people.

We will change. Our circumstances will change. But, God will remain the same throughout all time and eternity. This truth is the source of a believer’s confidence. It is what allows the Christ follower to trust in Him no matter what the circumstances. God desires for us to learn to appreciate every day, no matter what it brings, as an opportunity to grow in confidence from the reality that with God we can handle anything.

It is an honor to journey with each of you. As we face changes as well as life’s challenges, let’s encourage one another to trust in our never changing God. He is good, and He is faithful.

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