I moved from my family home of twenty-six years this week. So as of today, I am sitting in my new office, yet have not had time to land or be creative.
God has taught me a lot about His stability. I thought it was only appropriate to re-run “I Will Not Be Moved” since I am living out of boxes—need prayer!
Someone once said, “The only constant in life is change.” We change our clothes, our minds, and our tastes. Our children change classes, sports, and friends. We change churches, jobs, and worship music. Our world is in a constant state of change. But God stands firm when everything else moves.
Through the Lord Jesus Christ, we are called to live in a different dimension than we once lived in. We must know who our fortress is. We are to find our strength in Him. We must let God’s peace speak louder to us than our trials. You’ve felt as if you are sinking deeper in your misery; your disappointment, discouragement, or despair is sucking you under like quicksand.
Grab onto God. He is reaching out to you; let Him pull you back up. It’s only though Him that you can get up again and stand firm because our God never changes. One of God’s character qualities, something that only can be attributed to God, is immutability.
Immutability means never changing, always the same, constant, reliable. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. “
Psalm 73:1–3 reminds us, “In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge, let me never be put to shame. Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness, turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge to which I can always go. Give the command to save me for you are my rock and fortress.”
God does not fail. Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and of good courage, fear not, for the Lord thy God will not fail nor forsake you.”
God’s word does not fail. From Joshua 23:14, “Not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed.”
God’s love does not fail. From 1 Corinthians 13:8 and 13, “Love never fails, but prophesies, tongues, knowledge will pass away. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.
God’s compassion does not fail. Lamentations 3:22–23 says, “It is because of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness.”
Let’s pray together. Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you that you never change. Thank you that I can stand firm on the solid Rock, my Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Take a few minutes to listen to “I Will Not Be Moved” by three-time Dove award winner Natalie Grant, as she shares how to stand firm by God’s strength.
The lyrics say, “I will stumble, I will fall down, I will make mistakes, I will face heart ache but I will not be moved. On Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand. I will not be moved.”
Make a choice today to stand on Jesus Christ, the Solid Rock.
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