Monday, March 14, 2016


            We live in a frenzied, hurry-up world.  I’m sure you didn’t need me to tell you that.  But sometimes I feel like I’m on the spin cycle of a washing machine – going ‘round and ‘round and finally stumbling out feeling dizzy as everything moves in different directions!
            There is so much turmoil around us – sickness, families tearing apart, road-rage, wounds from friends and enemies, murders, fires, riots, wars, massacres.  I have a list of prayer requests that is mounting up every day.  They represent heartbreaking circumstances, real circumstances endured by real people who are desperate for relief. 
When we are in the middle of a life-shattering situation, it seems unreal that the sun actually comes up in the morning making the world look normal, as if nothing is wrong.  But, the fact is, it does come up again.  The sun and moon take their turns displaying their light in a comforting rhythm of stability.  Fresh, new days continue to dawn and night continues to silently overshadow our world in their methodic patterns.
            Even more unchanging than the sun and moon is their Creator.  God will never change.  He is still able to mend broken hearts, to set the captive free, to bring peace, to restore confidence to the disappointed, to work miracles and to comfort those who sorrow.  He still loves us and still extends His grace to us.  In fact, when we come into His presence, it is as if all is well…and it is.  He can sustain us through the most horrific circumstances of our lives and carry us safely to the other side.
God tells us in Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”  That’s easy to forget when everything around us is in a state of chaos, but drawing ourselves into His presence will keep us established on the Rock that never changes.

            Take heart in our unchanging Lord.  He is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  And regardless of the changes in our world, Jesus is always the same…forever!  

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