Life’s Constant

Life is not static. Life is like a line, not a straight line, a roller coaster line with ups and downs. All events are like a coin having a head or a tail side. Every event in life is either a blessing or a burden, an upper or a downer. Personal reaction to an event has a lot to do with which it is.

Many of the blessings that come our way do not come as a reward for things done, but to prepare us for things to come.

Where are you now, at the top of the curve or the bottom? Regardless as to which, you will not likely camp there. As sure as change has happened it is certain to happen.

There seems to always be a guarantee in life that change will happen. Change is something we tend to fear and become anxious about because we do not feel in control of life. The good news is that God is still on His throne and remains constant, He never changes.

Of Jesus it is said, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8 He is our one constant in the good times and challenging times. The more you rely on Him the more He guides and blesses regardless of where you are on the scale.

Through Isaiah God said to His prophet, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” Isaiah 43: 16. He does not say there will be no new things, no wildernesses, or wastelands. He does promise He will be there to guide us through them. We are not to camp there. He is in the process of making a way. He is like a refreshing stream to people in a wasteland. That is analogous to a difficult time.

To Joshua and through Him to his followers God in a very difficult time said, “ Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9. Whether you are at the pinnacle or in the depth of a deep and dark valley He is with you, your constant. Scripture notes this reassuring virtue of God, “I the Lord do not change” Malachi 3:6.

As Joshua said to his people in a down time that appeared to be getting deeper: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” Deuteronomy 31:6.

In light of these realities will you not say, “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” Psalm 18: 2.