Malachi 3:6 "I the Lord do not change."
The weather changes suddenly and frequently in many parts of the world. One day it is sunny, but the next day it rains. It is warm one day but cold the next.
Our lives also are filled with change. A job promotion, our child receiving an award, or an unexpected word of kindness from a friend are examples of sudden happy events. However, even pleasant changes may require adjustments. Sometimes life suddenly seems to change for the worse. We learn we have cancer; a loved one dies; we lose our job. These events may make us wonder whether we can continue on life's journey.
With life swirling and changing around us, it is comforting to know that one thing is constant: God's steadfast love for us in Jesus Christ. The Bible describes how God always stands by His people. When God's creation became corrupted by sin, God immediately promised a Savior. The birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus fulfilled that promise. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8).
No matter what happens, no matter how quickly events change, God promises never to leave or forsake us. That is an unchanging promise from an unchanging God.
PRAYER: Lord God, I know that You are my Helper. Increase my faith in Jesus so I will not be afraid. Amen.
(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)
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