Today’s devotional: What never changes?

Do you ever feel like you can’t keep pace with the change going on around you? Consider your life just ten years ago—before 9/11, before the iPod, before Lost and 24. What has changed in your life in that time? What has remained the same? Has anything remained the same?

In the last decade, I’ve gotten married, had a kid, bought a house, and seen almost every part of my life change in some way. I see the effects of change everyday at work in the publishing industry, which is struggling to cope with rapidly-evolving technology. What, in all of this change, can we truly rely on?

That’s the question being asked at this Daily Encounter devotional, which offers an encouraging reminder that there is one thing that won’t change with the times:

Change, rapid change—some for good and some for bad—has become the order of the day. They say that today’s average worker will need to be retrained at least three times during his working career to keep up with all the changes. Changes in technology, our manner of living, relationships, beliefs, philosophy, morals, and so on are happening so fast it is difficult to keep up with it all. It can leave us reeling and stressed to the max.

And while we have learned how to put a man on the moon and talk to him while he is there, we hardly know how to communicate to one another in a meaningful manner when we are in the same room! Much of our modern education (with access to almost unlimited knowledge) has taught us how to make a living but has failed miserably in teaching us how to live.

And without an anchor for the soul we can be left floating on a restless changing sea of uncertainty and insecurity. But for those who have faith in God, of this one thing we can be absolutely sure: God changes not! His love is from everlasting to everlasting and he is still in control of the world and universe no matter what.

What in your life is truly changeless? Do you lean on God, the only perfectly reliable constant in a world of continual, bewildering change?

2 Responses to “Today’s devotional: What never changes?”

  • Sean Scott says:

    You asked what has changed in my life in the last ten years. A great deal, first and foremost is I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior and begun my walk with Him. So yes, God has become the solid foundation for my life, around which the chaos revolves.

    Like the hub of a wheel or the anchor in the storm, God is my center, my rock, my shelter. I have learned about and witnessed first-hand what life is like both with and without God. So I put my trust in Him. My life before my relationship with God never quite felt totally right. Now I have His perspective and purpose to give me fulfillment.

    I pray that the world returns to God, as it certainly looks with all of the rapid change and the noise modern technology can make that society is moving away from Him. More and more people are crashing about like boats on the ocean in the middle of a hurricane, without God to anchor them.

  • Lee Schaeffer says:

    GOD is the same yestorday, today and forever. But, GOD tells us that very soon, HE will bring about change in the world. Here are some of the changes HE will make: The Lamb of GOD breaks the Seals: A rider on a white horse wins many battles and gains victory. A rider on a red horse brings war and slaughter everywhere. A rider on a black horse makes the wages for a days work as a loaf of wheat bread or three loaves of barley bread. Death, the rider of the pale green horse, kills one-fourth of people by the sword, famine, disease, and wild animals. The martyrs must wait until the full number of JESUS’ fellow servants have been martyred. A great earthquake makes the mountains and islands disappear, the sun dark, the moon red, the stars fall to the earth, the sky rolled up, and the people hide in caves and rocks asking the rocks to fall on them. A terrible earthquake occurs with thunder and lightning. The first angel blows his trumpet and hail and fire with blood sets one-third of the earth on fire buring trees and grass. The second angel blows his trumpet and an asteroid hits the sea with one-third of the water beomes blood, one-third of all living things in the sea are killed, and one-third of the ships on the sea are destroyed. Read about the other four angels in Revelation, and the other woes to come. Finally, The King of kings and Lord of lords comes on a white horse and throws the beast and his false prophet into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. Also, the entire army of the beast is killed by the Rider on the White Horse. Then, one thousand years pass. Satan is left out of his prison to deceive the nations for the last time. Then, all the deceived and the Devil will be thrown into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur to be tormented day and night forever and ever. The final judgment occurs with all those whose name is not written in the Book of Life will be thrown into the lake of fire. A new heaven and a new earth is created. The new Jerusalem comes down from GOD and GOD will live there with HIS people. GOD removes all sorrows, death, crying, and pain. Those who enter into the New Jerusalem are blessed. Yet, the dogs are outside the city–the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, all all who love to live a lie. Let the thirsty ones come–anyone who wants to. Let them come and drink of the water of life without charge. The Grace of the LORD JESUS be with you all. Marantha! Come LORD JESUS. Amen!