Our world and culture and even our families and our own emotions are prone to constant change. The changes can lead us down painful paths of instability and uncertainty.
I have heard it said that change is the only constant we can count on. The reality is, that there is One who is unchanging, constant and sure forever and ever. God alone holds that place.
He will never change. He has never changed and He is the same God today that He was in the Garden in Genesis and the same God He will be at Armageddon in Revelation.
Change dominates. As culture changes around us and emotions change within us and circumstances attempt to rock us to the core, we can find sure footing in the character of God.
Getting to know God through His names has been a much needed, life-changing stability for me.
One summer, we went on vacation with my new step dad and left our home in Pennsylvania to spend the week on the shores of South Carolina. We never returned home to that house in PA. During that vacation my step father had our house packed up and moved to North Carolina.
As a broken, precocious eight-year-old, I felt fear rise in me as we stood behind my step dad, who unlocked the door to a house I had never seen in a state I had never previously visited. He proudly invited us in, only to reveal all of our furniture and toys having been previously moved and unpacked into this new place. Having said a final good bye to my dad two years before had left me reeling and now this felt like a nightmare unfolding before me. I was shaken.
Instability and change moved in to that house with me. Fear and anger were my constant companions.
I began searching for stability wherever I could find it.
I carried that into my adult life and my marriage. More changes came, more rocking of what felt like quick sand under my feet most days.
Until I found Jesus.
The Rock of Ages held me in ways my once atheist heart could never have imagined possible. Time in the Word and getting to know His character and names provided stability and peace I had lacked.
Where are you finding stability? How are you tethering your heart to truth when all of life seems shifty?
Join me this summer for From Yahweh to Jesus: Finding Stability in our Unchanging God. Releasing in June, this study of five names of God will unpack a deeper understanding of God’s character along with braiding those names to Jesus.
God is the same from eternity past till eternity future. The Old Testament God is the same as the New Testament God and the Present day God. This study uniquely introduces an Old Testament name and navigates through God’s Word to see how that name is fulfilled in Jesus in the New Testament.