I love the very idea of a God who doesn't change. He doesn't change. Never. Not ever. Our God is the forever One. He doesn't change.
Life is constantly changing. I was baffled this past weekend when suddenly confronted by all the things in my life that have shifted over the last few years. Change is an intrusive sort of thing, isn't it? Sometimes we welcome it, other times we simply weather it. Change can be tragic or change can be magic. Either way, life is a series of adjustments that require our attention, our patience, and sometimes our dreams....
Lives change. People change. Feelings change. Skies change. God? He doesn't. Not ever. God never changes.
I'm watching the sky outside my window darken. The weather has been so unpredictable this summer. It reminds me that, undoubtedly, some of us are going through change, too - even at this very moment. We're watching our worlds break. Our hearts sink. Our families adjust. Our jobs transition. We're hanging off to the side, bewildered, as our homes empty. Our faith limps. Our scenery rearranges. Our health slips.
Maybe you're not there today... in the midst of a life change. Then again, maybe you are. Maybe, just like I was, you're trying to hang on in the midst of some very tough circumstances or very sharp curves. If you are, know this: your life might change, but God doesn't. You may change, but God won't. Not now. Not ever. Our God doesn't change.
So hold on, friend. Hang on. Take shelter in the One who has always been there and always will. Find your rest and seek your comfort in the Alpha and Omega - the beginning and the end. And know, as my Mom always said, that this too shall pass....
Know that, and this: that He, the Lord, does not change. His love is secure and His help unwavering. Our God doesn't change. Not ever.