In an uncertain future, we can be sure of one thing: that our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
I have always accepted this truth, and I run it through my mind when things get difficult. But, I’m not sure that I have really understood what it means.
With a much different way of life coming shortly in this country, it is good to know that God never changes. He is immutable. That is to say, He is absolute, sovereign, in complete control of all things at all times.
He has been immutable through every civilization, every empire, every country on every continent, since the beginning of all societies.
It is good to know.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me” (John 14:1 NKJV).
Not Safe, But Good
Life can be lived to the full when you are prepared to risk jumping into the unknown—even when you are afraid. Because Jesus is always there to catch you when you jump.
When circumstances change, then jumping becomes mandatory. Unlike God, we are changeable. Our situations and conditions are transformed all the time. And we are left with decisions about how to handle them.
I am reminded of Mr. Beaver in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, when the children ask him if Aslan, whom everyone is waiting for, is safe. Mr. Beaver, it seems to me, considers such a question with astonishment.
“No, he is not safe,” comes the answer. “But he is good.”
Light in the Dark
For now, we see in the dark. But, if we can look up to see the dark cloud in the sky with gilt edges and golden rays beaming all directions from above the cloud, we know the light is coming.
Jesus is still the Light of the World. We wait for Him. His delay is purposeful. His plan for us will be completed. And when we have opportunity to see that plan laid out, we will understand how good He is.
“I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12 NKJV).