Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday Moment: God Doesn't Change

I the Lord do not change.
-Malachi 3:6

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.

15 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

God - the same yesterday, today and forever. Praise God He is!!
Susan

Ann said...

Just what I needed to hear. A friend of mine is going through a tough time. A good reminder for both of us that God is unchanging. Thanks, Brin!

Lindy said...

I've been looking forward to your "Monday Moment" post all day long, and that was exactly what I needed to read. I honestly feel like a weight has lifted and I can breathe a little easier now. Thanks, Brin.

Lindy :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Brin, I just love your wonderful reminders of who God is to us. I've been through a LOT of changes myself the last few years, some good & some very hard, but I have the reassurance that God is in control & has my best interest at heart.

Thanks!
Rhoda

Lallee said...

Thanks, Brin. As someone who loves to gather in the chicks and hunker down, and doesn't like a lot of change, I am so grateful that God is dependable and unmoving. He won't go changing on me. I needed that reminder.

betty r said...

My world keeps changing but I am so glad that God doesn't change and I cling to that. Praise God!! A good reminder Brin!
I'm hanging on...
Your Mom's saying is mine too..."this too shall pass"

Brambleberry said...

PTL!

Seeker said...

First time to post a comment here, though I haunt your blog frequently.

I too, was waiting for your Monday Moment today...and it is so fitting for me as well.

I'm in a tough season right now of watching my family adjust with the unexpected, tragic loss of my stepfather in January and I do have a sinking heart at seeing some of the changes that have taken place.

I really needed the encouragement in your post today...God is good, and that won't change. I'll remember.

Thanks! Keep writing...LOVE it!

bellacolle said...

oh yes! how awesome! My pastor spoke about God's sovereignty this Sunday... He is unchanging and His sovereignty is very comforting! gosh, imagine going through life not having HIM to count on...unthinkable.

Sue said...

Perfect!!

Adrienne said...

Brin -
I've been grappling with change all day today and the thought that God is stable - unchanging - I-can-depend-on-Him always has been on my mind through the day. I sat down to read your blog and came back to re-read this one. It's so fitting to my situation. I can't do anything about the changes that are happening - I expressed my thoughts and concerns and it seems they were not heard. But God hears and He is the same yesterday and today and forever. Thank you for sharing this. It touched me deeply - I needed to be reminded! ~Adrienne~

Adrienne said...

Brin - I posted thoughts about change on my blog today and linked to yours. Your words were so good I wanted to share them with others who need encouragement. ~Adrienne~

Anonymous said...

I am a new reader of your blog. Ann reccomended me a couple weeks ago and so many of your Monday moments are just what I need to hear. Praise the Lord for his character and the fact that he is consistant and unchanging.
Kariss

Jackie said...

I love this. This is the first time I've visited your blog and the first post I found. I'm going to start reading your blog regularly!

God is great, and I'm so glad we can always depend on Him. Life's so crazy, it's nice to have something and someone unwavering.

Just Believing said...

God spoke to me tonight telling me how he does not change so I googled God does not change and it brought me here! Thank you for a beautiful post!!!!!