Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Journey to Trust - Unchanging - Day 29

" Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."
James 1:17

I think it is fairly safe to say most of us, even those who aren't big fans of change (that would be me), love an adventure every now and then. Something that takes us out of our ordinary, every-day existence and plops us right down in the middle of exciting and new.

However magical those times may be there are some things we want to know we count on to stay the same. Mostly that involves the relationships in our lives. We don't want to wonder from one day to the next if we will be loved and accepted, if promises made will be kept, if the ones we trust will be there for us no matter what.

We live in a world that is constantly changing, but there are some things we can depend on. The sun will rise in the morning and set in the evening. The seasons will continue to fold one into another. There will be seasons of growing and seasons of dying - giving way to new life over and over again.

These things, and so many more, were established by the One who never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He holds all things together. Nothing happens that does not first pass through His hands.

Peace comes in knowing who He is, and that who He is will never change. He is not a whimsical God. He has revealed Himself in His word and through His Son. As He is, so He will ever be. I rest secure in that knowledge.

I don't want Him to change according to my behavior or because of my circumstances. I want to know He will always be a holy, righteous God whose word will never fail.

I love those words: "...with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." Not even a shadow of turning. Always true; always trustworthy.