We've had a week of rain. A solid week. Even the few times when the sun appeared for its 15 seconds of fame, it kept raining. Gradually, my thinking started to change. I felt that dry days were gone forever and I wouldn't see sunshine again.
I know that's not true. So why would I think that?
Because what was happening at the time was so real and convincing, it was hard to believe that life would ever be different.
Our circumstances and emotions hold this power over us as well. We get enmeshed in what's going on around us, and as it pounds away at our soul and doesn't let up we begin to believe the lie that whatever is happening is permanent. The new normal. The way life will always be from here on in.
But that's simply not true.
There is nothing as constant as change. When things are bad, they will get better. When things are good, well....there will undoubtedly be a tough bend in the road at some point.
But our God doesn't change.
As the waves crash against the rocks and we feel that all we've known is lost never to return, God is there, and He's the same God He was when things were great. And when our joy overwhelms us and our hearts sing because they are light, God is there and He's the one who rescued us from all our troubles.
Our lives change.
Sometimes beautiful, sometimes dark with shadows.
We never know what a day will bring.
We need an unchanging God.
Oh boy! "There is nothing is constant is change" – I'm in this no man's land where change is concerned – I both crave it, and fear it. But you are so right, this life of ours is a roller coaster – and I heart the way you put it, "sometimes beautiful, sometimes dark with shadows". I'm really glad I got to read this today. I need to let it soak in like the rain you wrote about at the beginning. Thank you for this. God bless you.ReplyDelete
Beth, I keep waiting for a sequel on this story – I hearted it the first time I read it – and so I read it again now – and I hearted it just as much. I heart your way with words. I hope that the lack of new words here is just because life is busy – and good – and happy. I'll be back to read more words later, I promise. God bless you this day – and God bless and keep all of yours.ReplyDelete
Craig - thank you so much - for both comments! Yes, life has just been busy and a summer cold has hit and days fly by like the wind. I'll be posting again in the next day or two. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate it!ReplyDelete