The world in which we live in is in a constant state of flux. Advances in technology are rapid and force us to change our lives in ways that we never imagined. Our circumstances can change in an instant, and our moods change as our circumstances change. At times we find ourselves wondering if there is anything in this life that is constant and certain. The first definition of constant is “the quality of being unchanging or unwavering”.
Is there anything in your life that is unchanging or unwavering? We live in a society where almost everything is disposable. We no longer fix things – we throw them away and get new ones. When I ponder the word constant, the only thing that comes to my mind is God. He is the one who existed before there was anything, the one who created everything seen and unseen. He is the one who knew each of us before He formed us in our mother’s wombs. As a matter of fact, not only did He know us, He planned all the days of our lives before we were born. (Psalm 139:16).
Recently tornados destroyed many homes in Garland and Rowlett, Texas, and took the lives of twelve people. These were a reminder of just how quickly our life circumstances can change. If our hope is in the temporal, then, when these things happen, our lives are in complete chaos. On the other hand, if our hope is in the eternal, then we are well aware that God is both unchanging and in control of all of life’s circumstances.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Do you need some constancy in your life? Then rest in the arms of the One who created it all and who is unchanging. Rest in the fact that He loved you enough to provide a way for you to spend eternity with Him.
16 God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:16-17
God’s love for each of us is constant and His gift to us is eternity in heaven by grace through faith in His Son Jesus Christ, if we will only receive it.
About the writer:
Anna S. leads the W.E. C.A.R.E. team for the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Dallas. She is a widow, a mom, a grandmother and grateful to the Lord for giving her opportunities to share with other women in several ministries through First Baptist Dallas.