Friday, May, 1, 2020 | 1:44 PM | by June
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. -- Isaiah 40:8
Last month, I wrote about all of the changes that have been happening. That has not stopped. My conclusion was that God does not change. That is still true.
I have to say, the change process has continued for just about everything else. Now we are at the point that our leaders are trying to re-open the world. Each governor is laying out a plan and timetable for things to open up again. They are reminding us of the process for staying socially distanced, sanitized, and SAFE. As I listen to the leaders and experts, I get a bit overwhelmed. A lot of contradictory things are said. A lot of factors are being weighed. A lot of new and constantly changing data is being disbursed.
Lately, during this process it has felt as though I (we) all have been transported to some other planet or reality. I keep thinking that this will be a time in history that we will probably all remember the rest of our lives. So, as I move through this process I keep looking for something to grab hold of and be able to continue to live in faith.
One of the things that I have learned is that the overload of information that is presented on a moment-by- moment basis is helpful, but very frustrating. I often don’t know what to trust. What is real and accurate? . . . What is fake? . . . What is true? . . . What is a lie? .. . What is meant to help? . . . What is meant to control? Then I am, along with all of that, confronted with my own feelings and emotions that play into the situation. I have my own preferences. I have my own emotional reactions. I have my own bias at times.
The Spirt of God keeps leading me back to two things. The first one I wrote about last month. God does not change. I can depend on that. The second is that His Word stands forever as indicated by the theme passage from Isaiah. I know that His word is always accurate. It is always true. It is always meant to help. It always brings confidence to my troubled heart, mind and spirit.
I love the way Psalm 33:11 puts it, “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.”
I hope that these unchanging truths about an unchanging God and the power of His word brings you peace and calm.
God Be Praised! Pastor Tommy