ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME ON 6/21/14
I came across this passage today and it made me think of how this life is so uncertain. We can share relationships and friendships – hardships and loss – joys and successes, but all those things are really only temporary. Someday we will die. Someday our hardships may turn into depression – our happiness and success don’t last forever.
Everything in our existence is transitory. We could be sitting at the pinnacle of our earning power, when the bottom falls out and we are left with nothing but the change in our pocket. We could be the picture of health one moment and be faced with a terminal illness the next. We may think we have found the perfect soul mate, but soon discover that they are just as human as we are. Our flaws, our weaknesses, our strengths and our brain power don’t really amount to a hill of beans when it comes to our relationship with our God.
God’s consistency is something we can count on. Our accomplishments will not be remembered much after we leave this earth. Our wealth will have no value in the grave. Our relationships will also wither and pass away along with us. The world is in a constant state of change. Moral values and religion are slowly being gobbled up by a degenerate society. Political correctness has become the norm in almost every area of our lives.
So how do we cope with all this gloom and doom? We put our trust and faith in the one who never changes – the One who created the world – the One who promises and delivers.
Thank you, dear Lord, for putting up with your people for so long. Your patience is beyond my understanding. Your ability to look beyond the imperfections of this world because of your love for us, is just too much to comprehend. I don’t deserve any special treatment, but still you give it freely to me and all those who love you back. It’s such a simple thing for us to do, but it’s all you want from us. Help me to rest in the knowledge that even though things are in a state of change, I can rely on you to be the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. AMEN!