everything is changing, almost

It seems that every time I see a news blurb or another headline it is introducing information of something else that is changing.  So, it seems with the COVID-19, world politics, our country’s history, protests, policing, even the weather gets into the news, there is constant change.  It is like starting a game of some kind only to have the rules changing so much you end up not sure of the goal of the game.  However, in all the change that is taking place there is one thing that does not change. Read Psalm 9:7-10,


“But the Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established His throne for judgement.

And He judges the world with righteousness;

He executes judgement on nations with fairness.

The Lord is a refuge for the persecuted, a refuge in times of trouble.

Those who know Your name trust in you because you have not abandoned

those who seek you, Lord.”


Followers of Jesus Christ have a blessing in these changing times, and it is the fact that our God is consistently the same.  God, the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – Sits on His eternal throne and has established His framework for judging the world.  The Bible, God’s Word, has not changed and gives the follower of Jesus the guidelines by which our God will judge with righteousness.  We know from His Word the criteria of His judgement and it will not change so that the judgement of the nations and all mankind will be done in fairness.  No one will be able to stand before God’s throne and cry out unjust or unfair, because He has given the guidelines and they have not changed.

We also see that God remains a refuge, a safe shelter for those who are persecuted or face a time of trouble.  He is still the solid rock to anchor to when the storms become harsh and violent.  Even when the times are changing with unrest and turmoil, God remains faithfully true to who He is and will always be.  This is the God we know from His Word, His mercy and grace, and from His eternal love. Followers who know the name of God as Father trust Him in His faithfulness because He has not left us alone in the chaos of change but has spread His protective wings to welcome us in when we seek to find shelter and peace.

The older I get the less I appreciate change, so the fact that my God does not and will not change gives me encouragement to keep on, keeping on!


“But the Lord sits enthroned forever;”