One of the things that I have discovered through the personal struggle that our family is facing right now is that it is impossible to know what to expect from day to day.
Some days are good… some days are bad. Some days emotions are high… and other days they are low. Some days I am feel hope and other days my hopes are dashed. It is like a roller coaster ride of emotions daily and it often leaves me feeling tired and tested.
Times of crisis are not times of consistency.
I struggle with this because I have always been the kind of person that has a plan at all times. I love my color coded schedule and organized to do lists which keep me on track daily. However, it is impossible to plan or schedule emotional turmoil, unexpected phone calls, and sudden life changes.
I am a big picture kind of person; however, the big picture of crisis situations is often too big for people to wrap their minds around. Instead, I have had to shift my thinking from big picture to small details… focused on one moment at a time.
In the moments that feel crazy and chaotic - I focus on the one thing that is always consistent, the promises of God.
1 Peter 1:25 tells us that “But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.”
Psalm 119:89 says, ”Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.”
Isaiah 40:8 declares, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Matthew 24:35 assures us that, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
These verses promise us that even in the most turbulent of times the word of God stands firm, strong, and unchanged. While the circumstances of life may change… God and his promises will never will.
His word is consistent and so is his presence in our struggles. Hebrews 13:5 promises us that, “For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
It does not matter what time I hit my knees- God is always there to hear my prayers and comfort my heart. It does not matter how many times that my tears fall- God’s hand is always there to catch each tear and comfort me. It does not matter how many times I question the timing or the events- God always promises that he is working ALL things out for his purposes and not mine.
I am grateful that even when the winds and waves of the storms of life crash around me… God is the anchor that holds me firmly in place. This song is one that I have listened to many, many times in our struggle recently. I pray that it speaks to your heart today and reminds you of the consistency of our God in even the strongest storms of life.
Today, I would love to hear your thoughts on God’s consistency at all times in our lives- please feel free to leave a comment below.