“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
This is such a consoling verse. So many things in life are not stable, but Jesus never changes! That means we can build our lives on Him because He is the Rock, our firm foundation. His love for us doesn’t waver, doesn’t depend on what we do or don’t do. He just loves us. Every day and all the time. He is an anchor for our souls. Life can be difficult when things don’t feel secure in our lives.
Right now I feel like my life is poised somewhat on shifting sand. That’s because we have relocated, but not sure where we will end up. We are living with one of our sons, while looking for a piece of property. But buying that property depends on whether another son is going to move here with his family as well. There is also the possibility son number one won’t stay here or may sell the house we are in before we have found our own place.
In the bigger picture, it seems that our country is also in a precarious position. It can be easy to get nervous about recent events and wonder how it will all play out. Will our country ever be unified again, “one nation under God, indivisible?” Will there ever be peace in so many war-torn countries?
How wonderful it is, then, that we know Jesus will never change. We can count on Him to do all that He says He will do. In the night now when I wake up and start thinking of all the what-if’s that concern me, I remember that Jesus is with me and that He will work all things for good. I can count on His promises and fall back asleep letting Him be my peace. Thank You Lord that You are my hope, You are my anchor in any storm, and I can trust in You! Thank You that I am secure in Your love for me no matter what happens.
Janice Carleton and her husband Jim live in Portland, OR and partner with Passionist Fr. Cedric Pisegna in Fr. Cedric Ministries. She is the mother of 4 grown children and grandmother of 6. Janice also leads women’s retreats and recently published her second book: God IS with Us. Visit Janice’s website at http://www.janicecarleton.com/ or email her at [email protected].