by Kathy Howard @KathyHHoward
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:3 ESV
Last Saturday, I was ten minutes late to my hair appointment. Not because I was running late; I left home on time. The highway made me late.
Due to the quickly growing population, the portion of I-35 that runs through our college town has been under construction for years. Yes, we need more lanes, better overpasses, and additional on-ramps, but the construction process is frustrating. And the highway changes constantly. Which is exactly why I was late. The off-ramp closest to the salon was newly closed. And there was no easy way to get back. See, the highway did make me late.
The experience taught me that I need to double-check my route before leaving home. I can’t depend on the roadways to be the same as the last time I drove on them. In fact, we really can’t depend on anything in this life to remain the same. Everything changes. Everything. Nothing in this world is 100 percent dependable. Nothing and no one.
Even the people in our lives whom we love and rely on the most aren’t dependable all of the time. They may want to be. They may try to be. But they will let us down. They don’t have the power to control every circumstance. They cannot foresee every scenario or prepare for every contingency. Those we love and trust the most will fail us. They will leave us.
Even though God’s physical creation will pass away, there is One that is constant, One that will always remain:
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.” Hebrews 1:10-12 ESV
Our triune God is eternal, without beginning and without end. He does not change. He has been, is, and will always be holy, divine perfection. There is no need for change in Him. His character and His ways do not shift with the tides of culture. His Word His true, constant, and stable.
Have you ever contemplated that the God who closed the mouths of the lions for Daniel is the same God we worship today? Our God can part the sea, defeat vast armies, and raise the dead. Our God can calm the storm, give sight to the blind, and feed the hungry.
Embrace this unfathomable truth. He is forever and always good, trustworthy, and mighty. This unchanging, eternal God, who was faithful in your yesterday, will also be faithful in your tomorrow.
About the Author: A former “cultural Christian,” Bible teacher and speaker Kathy Howard now lives an unshakable faith for life and encourages women to stand firm on our rock-solid God. The author of eight books, Kathy has a Masters in Christian Education. She and her retired husband live outside the Dallas/Ft Worth area with their miscellaneous assortment of dogs. Find free discipleship resources on her website, www.kathyhoward.org and connect with Kathy on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
Kathy’s book “Before His Throne” leads you on a 9-week journey through the book of Malachi to discover what godly fear looks in our daily lives and how this biblical attitude will help you find deeper intimacy with God.
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