Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | June 18, 2020

Nothing’s Changed

“I am the LORD, and I do not change.” Malachi 3:6

You hear it constantly. Things like, “This is the new norm,” and “it’ll never be the same,” and, of course, “everything’s changed.”

Yes, this is most certainly true when we look around at our circumstances. In fact, I don’t even know what would be on a list of aspects of our lives, culture, nation, and world that aren’t different. (I’ve been doing my best to live under a proverbial rock, and I still hear way more than I want to.)

The key word regarding all this change/transformation/metamorphosis/transition is “around.” When we keep our focus on the world (which, by the way, is the dominion of our enemy), it is so easy to be overcome and overwhelmed. Fear, anger, discouragement, and pain will soon follow. Oh, and lots of tears.

Sisters, let me remind you that there is good news—no amazing news!


When we stop looking around and start looking up, oh, how our perspective can shift. Our nation and lives are in turmoil, but God is not. The temporal things of earth are failing, but eternity remains intact. Our suffering and fear and pain in this life are for a moment—the blink of an eye…our joy will last forever. Things may seem hopeless now, but we can abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit in us and the promise of our eternity with the Lord.

Keep these Biblical reminders close to your heart:

• Our Sovereign God is still on the throne. (Psalm 29:10)
• Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
• The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of heaven and earth. He does not faint or grow weary. (Isaiah 40:28)
• God remains faithful (even when we are not). (2 Timothy 2:13)
• There is NO ONE like our God. (Isaiah 46:9)
• Our Lord is the Rock—unshakable, unbreakable. (Deuteronomy 32:4)
• God is always just and upright. His works are perfect. (Deuteronomy 32:4)
• The Lord God is the Alpha and Omega—the first and the last, the beginning and the end of all things. (Revelation 22:13)
• The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. (Lamentations 3:22)
• All majesty, power, and authority forever belong to God. And all glory and praise—from before time, now, and beyond all time—belong to Jesus Christ, our Savior. (Jude 25)

Drop the mic—I mean, “Amen.”

“Lord, You make it very clear that, despite what we see changing around us, You are the same. As I struggle with what’s going on around me, help me rest in this Truth.”

For His Glory

Julianne Winkler Smith
TRBC Women’s Ministry

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