Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Finding a Constant in the Changes

By: Jenifer Metzger

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8

The past couple of years have brought on more changes in my life than I thought possible in such a short time. More changes than I thought possible for one person. Some good, some bad, some just different.

My daughter got married. I became a grammy. My son got married. My youngest graduated high school. I went from being a homeschool mom of four to no longer homeschooling -now that they all graduated. I left children's ministry after almost thirty years. I lost my grandfather. We moved churches. While we still have two kids living at home, they are adults and work full time so my husband and I are partially empty nesters. Relationships that have always be very important to me have been strained. I wrote a book.

So. Much. Change.

Facing so much change at one time has been hard. Life as I knew it just three years short ago is completely different than it is today. How does everything change so quickly!?

In dealing with all of the changes, especially the bad changes, I found myself dealing with depression and anxiety for the first time in my life as I struggled to handle everything. But through it all, I found one constant. Jesus.

Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is the same today as He was three years ago. He is the same today as He will be in three years. He is strong and mighty. He is calm and caring. He is just and forgiving. He never leaves.

If you are dealing with changes, just one thing or a mountain of changes, something good or something bad, no matter what it is, Jesus is your constant. He is the same, never changing Savior. He won't leave you. You can count on Him and you can trust in Him. Whatever you are facing, lean into Jesus, your constant in the changes.

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1 comment:

  1. That is a lot of change. A few years ago was a year of several major changes for us. One thought that kept coming back to me was a phrase from the hymn "Be Still My Soul" -- "Through every change, He faithful will remain."

    I wrote this week that sometimes, when we insist on our own way, God lets us have it. And the results are not good.


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