When I was a new mom, one of the many aspects of motherhood that felt challenging was that it was always changing. As soon as we settled into a routine, a new tooth or a growth spurt or some other new issue would come along and toss everything I thought I’d figured out right into the trash.
Twenty years later, I still don’t handle change well. My teens are growing up and leaving home, and I feel like I’m grasping these little wisps of family life that vanish so quickly. All these changes can leave me anxious about today and fearful about changes that could come in the future.
What change are you dealing with today? Maybe changes at your job have thrown your life or your finances into a tailspin. Maybe you’re grieving a changed relationship or loss. Or maybe you’re in a steady season, but you worry about change in the future.
This month we’re looking at promises of God to cling to when we’re anxious. Today in Psalm 102, we see that 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 every 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, when everything changes, God stays the same.Share