By Courtney Ingle

Spring brings a lot of change and growth. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warming up, and the days are longer.

But there are more meaningful, deeper changes happening in this season as well. Maybe your child will graduate from high school this year. Maybe you’ll sit there fighting back tears as your little baby sings loud and proud in the kindergarten graduation program. Perhaps there’s a baby on the way, a child getting married, a big move over the summer, or even a retirement.

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It seems like everything is changing, and while many of these milestones are oh so sweet, there’s a tinge of sadness as well. Oh, how quickly our babies grow, mama. How quickly our lives change!

In these fleeting times, our unchanging GOD is such a comfort.

Child moving away? GOD never changes.

New baby? GOD never changes.

Loss of a loved one, change of career, empty nest?

GOD never changes.

Hebrews 7:24 reads: “But He (Jesus), because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”

The Bible, GOD’s inspired Word, the outline of His perfect will, shows us His character. The Provider. The Righteous One. The Prince of Peace. Sovereign. Strong Tower. And while your life may be changing, and your little ones may be growing, the Lord our GOD never changes. He is faithful and true.

In the book of Jeremiah, GOD told Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” If our GOD never changes, He knew you before you were formed, too. He knew you would be in the season that you’re in right now.

And yet, GOD didn’t change your path. He saw fit that you would approach this season in life. Every moment leading to this one, He knew it. Every step was guided.

So how is this comforting? This all sounds encouraging if you’re facing the good times. But how can you find encouragement in GOD when you’re fighting battles?

An unchanging GOD means the GOD of Job, who restored and healed Job after his trials and tribulations, after loss and pain, can restore and heal you, too.

An unchanging GOD means the GOD of the woman at the well, in her sin and shame, whom Jesus pronounced forgiven, has forgiven you, too.

An unchanging GOD means the GOD that sent His Son, Jesus, to die for your sins, has laid a path of forgiveness and redemption for you, because He loves you.

Focus on that unchanging GOD today. He’s the one and only constant in this ever-changing life.

Courtney and her husband, Jeremy, live in Brandon and are members at Park Place Baptist Church in Pearl. They have a daughter, Taylor, and a son, Jacob. Courtney is a full-time homemaker and can be reached at courtneyingle89@gmail.com.

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