What Doesn’t Change

I am thankful for…

God’s faithfulness.  It doesn’t change.  Ever!  His promises to us are for real, and forEVER.  I find great comfort in that as I go from day to day in a world where things seem to change constantly.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning.
Great is thy faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23 RSV)

In reflecting on this past week, I notice that there are quite a few things that did not go as I had planned.  Oh boy, do I like to plan things!  I love making lists and checking them off as I complete tasks.  At the end of the week, I can look at the list and “see” my productivity in the number of checked off boxes.  My little self loves the tangible evidence that a list provides.  Rarely, though, is the list completely checked off.  And the list never stays as neat as when I first write it down.  That’s because I have to add things and take things off the list.  Often I have to edit items on the list.  On Monday, the list is written in one color ink in print that is symmetrical and sparkly.  By the end of the week, at least 2 more colors of ink have been used on this list, there are scribbled out and squeezed in words, and usually a lot of doodling can be seen around the edges.  What a snapshot of life in general, isn’t it?  I’m so thankful that even more than I can bank on my list changing from day to day, I know — hear me — I KNOW that I never need to worry about God’s faithfulness changing.  When I start to freak out because my plans are not turning out the way I think they should, I take a deep breath and draw on the security of my Savior.  My Constant.  My Everlasting Balance.  He is the same yesterday.  He’ll be the same tomorrow.  And right now, in the midst of my multi-colored, messy list, He is the same.

I think I might start adding a new box to the very top of my list at the beginning of each week – a box I know I can put a check mark in and not have to scratch it out or edit it.  It will read:  GOD, and I will make it the biggest item on my list.  🙂

Heavenly Father, thank you for your tender loving care and your faithfulness that is foolproof, timeless and available in abundance.  Father, in a world that knocks me off my axis daily, let it be the knowledge of your faithfulness where I find comfort and reprieve.  Please help me remember this  as I adjust my list and my plans according to your will for my life, and not just in response to the world around me.  I love you, Jesus.  Amen.

 

 

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Pattie on November 10, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I do love reading your posts. You have a magical and wonderful way with words! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. : )

    Reply

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