Yesterday, Today, And Forever
Many people, including myself, find comfort in routines and habits. Not mind-numbing practices or schedules, but situations in which we grow more proficient and understand even better our places in the world.
But things change. No matter how much we would like them to remain the same, things – and people – change.
Relationships change. Jobs change. Our roles in life change.
At times, all of this becomes uncomfortable. At times, it becomes unbearable.
We strive to become the best we can be in the many areas of life in which we find ourselves, but then things change. What we are used to doing, and how we are used to doing it, is left behind in a whirlwind of new problems, new conflicts, and new uncertainties.
We begin to be anxious. We begin to worry. We even begin to be afraid.
We think, “What if this doesn’t work out? What if this is a mistake?”
So many questions; so few answers.
But then, as Christians, we begin to gain perspective: God will not fail us or forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:8, Joshua 1:5).
As long as we do everything for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31) and in the name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17), things will be okay. In fact, things will be good – and we will be blessed.
And anchoring all of this is our faith in one eternal and undeniable truth: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8, NKJV).
If you are experiencing upheaval in your life, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual, know that God is with you (Matthew 28:20). Know that no matter where you are or what is happening to you, the Lord is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9). Know that God will strengthen you and help you, and He will hold you up with His victorious right hand (Isaiah 41:10).
Some things change, but God – and His love for you – will never change.
-- Dr. John Morris