Friday, November 8, 2013

When You Can't Handle One More Change

The color of the leaves
The seasons, the weather, the length of days   
The heights of our children & how they view us
Our waist size, shoe size, bra size
Our hair color, hair line, even how much hair we have
Fashion, who's "hot" & who's no
Our love for others  
Our thoughts, priorities, & expectations
Our dreams
The future

What do these things have in common?

They all CHANGE. 

Everything changes.

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 535-475 B.C.) once said:

"Nothing endures but change."

The only constant in life is change. The universe, the world, nature, our lives --- all of it is in flux. Nothing is permanent

Impermanence and constant change--even slow change--create uncertainty, doubt, and fear. We don't know what the future holds.

But one thing we can be sure of that will never change:

God's Word      

In Isaiah 40, the prophet Isaiah, who has been warning Israel of God's impending judgment, here comforts the people with these words:

The grass withers and the flowers fall,
    but the word of our God endures forever.”
Everything in this life will change. When we feel like we can't handle one.more.change., cling to God's eternal, infallible, constant Word. It will be your anchor in the storm when your hair starts to gray and the weight just won't come off.

Mark 13:31

31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

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  1. Thanks Keri! Thats a wonderf encouragement! It comforts me.

    1. Jedidja, knowing that my God will never change, that His promises are perfect and infallible, and that His Word is eternal gives me comfort, too. I'm so glad you were encouraged.

  2. Great post keri! I'll share this tomorrow. :) I love that quote from the Greek philosopher. It's so true. If I was more awake I'd say more, but my brain has officially stopped working. I'm getting red squiggly lines every word I type! lol!

  3. It is such a comfort that God is our rock! Thank you Keri for this great reminder!

  4. Keri,

    Beautiful picture with a Scripture. I would love you to link to Sunday Stillness.