A few days ago, I needed a family photo. I remembered we had a “front porch photo” taken during the pandemic, back in April 2020. I opened my photos app, found the photo, and was shocked to find that my 15-year-old son looked like a completely different person just 18 months ago. He’s several inches taller now, and he’s transformed from a little boy to a young man.
My kids are growing up, I can’t stop it, and sometimes I don’t like it. One of them is even threatening to graduate from high school in May and head off to college! We’re happy for him and proud of him, but that change will send shockwaves through our family for awhile.
What change are you dealing with today? Maybe you’re struggling with the way the pandemic has altered your everyday life and work. Maybe you’re grieving a changed relationship or loss. Maybe you’re adjusting to an aging body or the way your role in your grown children’s lives has evolved over time.
Through every change, we can take refuge in our unchanging God:
“Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.” (Psalm 102:25-27)
These verses teach us that God has always been and He will aways be—from before the foundation of the earth until it passes away. And through all those ages; through all the changes of civilizations and kingdoms and nations; through the past, present, and future . . . He is the same.
If God remains the same, we know His character and His promises remain the same. All those truths about God that we talk about each Monday—His goodness, His faithfulness, His sovereignty, His mercy—they are the same, now and forever.
We can trust that the same God who has been faithful to us in the past will be steadfastly faithful through all eternity. He is the one constant we can count on through all the changes of life.
No matter what you face this week, God is the same.Share