People tend to have a love-hate relationship with change. Change can be marvellous, like taking a weekend away, trying different and exciting foods, or starting a new hobby!
But not being able to see family, having plans cancelled, and increasing screen time by over 400% can be really difficult changes, to say the least.
For sudden, uncomfortable changes we can often be left feeling dizzy, scared, and uncertain.
Changes like these can often reveal what we really value dearly in life, especially when the things you care for are turned upside down.
Psalm 102 shows us where to look when we are feeling like our life has been turned upside down.
The Psalmist begins by lamenting that their life is in ruin. They are distressed, withering, and lonely. But after their lament, there is a shift. The Psalmist turns their focus from the perilous situation at hand and onto the attributes of God.
One of those attributes is God’s unchanging nature:
“But you are always the same; you will live forever.” Psalm 102:27
Our God is unchanging in his personality, purposes, and promises.
What a great comfort that is for us all! When our life is in a storm of change, we can rely on our steadfast, unchanging rock.
In our changing world, there is nothing more secure than our unchanging God.
I would encourage us all, as I continue to remind myself, that we should focus on this precious attribute of God and plant our feet firmly on solid ground.
Day by day, moment by moment, turn your eyes to our marvellous saviour.
There is no place sweeter or more secure.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8