Does It Seem Like Everything is Always Changing?
“My God is my rock…”
2 Samuel 22:3A
Change is inevitable! With change often comes more change, as we adapt to new circumstances, new technology, or new ideas. Whether they’re minor or drastic, the fact is, “adapting” has become a routine part of our daily existence. And it can be quite rattling. We wonder, “Am I just too old-fashioned, too set in my ways, or too black and white? Am I even up to this?” Whether we decide to “go with the flow”, or not, often takes a lot of sorting out…and sometimes we simply have no choice.
Change seems to be happening faster than ever in this country. The pace with which we Americans live creates an environment of constant change. It often leads to what I call a “hurried sickness”. Consider the computer industry alone: what’s current technology or efficient today probably won’t be tomorrow and certainly won’t be a few months from now. And people’s values and perceptions seem to change with the seasons. What we blushed at only a few years ago is now seen as common—the norm. Previously “unmentionables” are now discussed openly on television, radio talk shows, and in the middle of Wal-mart! Sometimes change means losing a job, losing a home, or losing a loved one. Some things change for the better, and some for the worse; often times it’s hard to tell which is which. Yes, we live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world that often leaves us wondering who and what we can trust.
With the constant flux around us, we can get discouraged. There’s good news, though; some things will never change…and they’re the most important things! As believers we can put our trust in Jesus, and know:
- He will not change: “I the Lord do not change.” Malachi 3:6a.
- His love for us will never change: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3b.
- His Word will never change: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8.
- His purpose will never change: “But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” Psalm 33:11.
Dear friend, please know that the only thing you can really count on is your relationship with God. Whether you’re young or old, in business, a homemaker, a laborer, President of the United States, a teacher, or an NFL player, change will occur. If you allow your mood and attitude to be regulated by the lack of stability and consistency in your life, you open yourself up to some major disappointments and perhaps even an unfulfilling life. The most “together” people I know recognize this fact and seek their stability from the Lord Jesus Christ—through a personal relationship with the living God. Lean on Him; He alone is constant.
The Power of Truth:
- “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
- “God said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'” Heb. 13:5B
Suggestion for Prayer:
If you’re feeling frazzled or have been discouraged with all the change in your life, place your trust in Jesus. Rest in Him. Let Him be your rock.