Once upon a time, we could go to bed with a modicum of certainty of what the world would look like tomorrow. One day was relatively the same as the next and the one before it. Change always came, but it came slowly, sometimes so slowly we did not even notice. This is no longer the case. In our hyper-connected and always-on world, change comes rapidly and constantly. We are seeing social and political changes that used to take decades now occur in a matter of weeks. It’s fascinating to observe, but unsettling for most and frightening for many.
It has often been said that the only constant in the world is change itself. In a sea of such change, we all need an anchor. We need an unchanging point of reference. The only safety in our changing world is our changeless God. For disciples of Jesus, God is our foundation. He never changes. Despite the ebb and flow of human response and activity throughout history, God has remained the same. He is changeless.
If the events swirling around you have knocked you off balance, hold fast to the Sustainer of life. What’s happening in our world does not take God off-guard. Social and political upheaval is not new to Him or history, even though it may be new to us. We aren’t dealing with the world’s first fast-spreading virus, and the God who has healed millions is still on the throne and can still heal individuals or put an end to a pandemic. Change bombards us, but God is changeless and able to lead us through everything going on today.
If you want to rest in the changeless arms of Jesus, turn your focus onto Him alone. You won’t find comfort watching or reading the news, but spending some time reading God’s Word will calm your soul. All the garbage shoved into your psyche by the news and social media will cloud your mind. The only way to clear it is by continually flushing it with the beautiful and changeless gospel of Christ. When we meditate on that which does not change, it eases our anxiety about everything else. We have an anchor to hold us steady, a foundation upon which we can firmly stand.
Life is a little crazy right now. It seems the entire world might have gone mad. But this is not our home. Our awesome and changeless Creator created us for eternity in His presence. Unless we focus on what is true and unchanging, the lies, evil, and constant change of the world will overwhelm us. Satan thrives on chaos and confusion, and it seems he has unleashed a storehouse of both these days. If we spend our time watching what he is spewing into the world, we will lose the beauty and serenity of our Savior. God has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). He is changeless. Jesus is our anchor in the storm. Don’t get distracted. Redirect your focus to God and His Word. He will bring control to the madness, and He will lead you through. Don’t fear. Your changeless God is near.