So, I (again) missed the last two weeks as things got busy and then I traveled home for family circumstances. I’ll get us caught up over the next few weeks (expect 2 “Weekly Words” for the next two week).
All that said, it seems like for the past couple of weeks, I’ve mentioned how overwhelming the state of our country and our world can be (especially with our 24 hour news cycle and our level of connectivity through the internet and social media). The more I hear (and continue to hear) of change upon change, whether it’s weather conditions or within our government, the more I appreciate consistency. That said, this week’s verse is a reminder of that:
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. – Hebrews 13:8
While everything around me may be in transition, I can rest in the fact that Jesus is not. He is the same–his promises are true, and He is faithful to do what fulfill that which He has promised.
In some circles, one might have you to believe that faith in God and His ability to cause things to act and move on your behalf makes you weak. I believe that true faith is requires strength. You have to be strong to believe beyond what you can see, knowing that God can (and will) move on your behalf while others may doubt.
As the old hymn would say, “On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand…” While it may be tough, I’m grateful for Christ and his faithfulness; his renewed mercies, and his consistent love towards me despite my inconsistencies.
Until next time…
Be encouraged! Peace and blessings!