Life Changes. God Never Does!

APRIL 7TH, 2020     |      You’ve heard it said that the only constant in this world is change. Ironic, isn’t it that change is the thing we all seem to resist and fear the most?

It’s tough enough when we are faced with a personal change in careers, the loss of a loved one, or the arrival of a new child. But what about when change is suddenly thrust on our entire society…when the normal patterns of everyday living are completely altered?

The disruptions to daily life we are experiencing right now are certainly unprecedented for most people alive today. But if we look at the broader span of history, God’s people have persevered through many situations far more “disruptive” than this.

When Adam and Eve ate the fruit that God forbade them to eat, God lovingly led them out of the Garden, but not without a restoration plan by the name of Jesus. When the Israelites turned their backs on the very God who led them out of slavery in Egypt, He had a plan to bring them into the Promised Land, despite their rebellion.

In more recent history, civil wars, genocide, and even World Wars have annihilated nations in ways that make our current circumstances pale in comparison. And yet through every trial and tribulation, God was there. None of know exactly what we’ll be facing in the weeks and months to come, but God does. His promise still stands: He will be with us every step of the way.

He’ll be guiding us through this valley on our way to the next mountaintop. Here’s why…God is good. God is just. God loves His sons and daughters. He will never leave us and He will never forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! (Hebrews 13:8)

Life Changes. God Never Does!

“Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.”

-Psalm 90:2 NLT

“Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.”

-Psalm 90:2 NLT

You’ve heard it said that the only constant in this world is change. Ironic, isn’t it that change is the thing we all seem to resist and fear the most?

It’s tough enough when we are faced with a personal change in careers, the loss of a loved one, or the arrival of a new child. But what about when change is suddenly thrust on our entire society…when the normal patterns of everyday living are completely altered?

The disruptions to daily life we are experiencing right now are certainly unprecedented for most people alive today. But if we look at the broader span of history, God’s people have persevered through many situations far more “disruptive” than this.

When Adam and Eve ate the fruit that God forbade them to eat, God lovingly led them out of the Garden, but not without a restoration plan by the name of Jesus. When the Israelites turned their backs on the very God who led them out of slavery in Egypt, He had a plan to bring them into the Promised Land, despite their rebellion.

In more recent history, civil wars, genocide, and even World Wars have annihilated nations in ways that make our current circumstances pale in comparison. And yet through every trial and tribulation, God was there. None of know exactly what we’ll be facing in the weeks and months to come, but God does. His promise still stands: He will be with us every step of the way.

He’ll be guiding us through this valley on our way to the next mountaintop. Here’s why…God is good. God is just. God loves His sons and daughters. He will never leave us and He will never forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever! (Hebrews 13:8)

Meditate on this verse “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).

Bill Stinnett
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