3 Things That Will Never Change

I don’t need to tell you that we are living in a season in which we are facing changes everyday. The covid-19 virus has changed the way we work, the way we shop, the way we worship, the places we go, the way we connect to one another, the way school is conducted, and I dare say even the way we view the world. 

Spending too much time thinking about it is utterly overwhelming. Trying to keep up with the multitude of news reports and public opinions is like keeping up with the laundry in a house of teenagers that change their clothes four times a day, which is a bit maddening at the very least. 

There are a bazillion people commenting on social distancing, what we should be doing and the changes happening everyday. I don’t think I have anything new or particularly interesting to add to that chaotic conversation so instead, let’s talk about what isn’t changing. Let’s look at three things that always have been and always will be exactly the same.

1. God is still God. 

“For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6 NASB

He has always been and He will always be. His character does not change and His attributes of mercy, love, justice, power, holiness, and goodness, eternally remain the same. Therefore, we can trust Him in all things and at all times. 

2. God still loves you and you are not forgotten. 

“…I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3 ESV

Our God is faithful. Even when it doesn’t seem like it, we are surrounded by His love, grace and mercy. He has not left us on our own but is close to us in every season. All we need to do is call upon the name of Jesus and surrender every moment of our lives to Him.

3. God still has a plan and a purpose for your life.

“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” Psalm 139:16 NASB

God has not been blindsided by any of our challenges, distractions or hardships. He knew what we would face long before we were ever conceived and He has prepared a path for us. Our most basic, and most important, purpose is to know Him and make Him known to others. We were born to reflect His light to those around us in the darkest of times.

The more things change in the world around us, the more they should remain the same within us as children of God. Hold fast to these truths today and everyday that brings hardship and heartache. If you are a journal, I have created some downloadable journaling pages to encourage you of God’s faithfulness. You can purchase them here: Unchanging Journaling Pages.

I am praying for you today!