Lent Day 16

“So God has given us two unchanging things: His promise and His oath. These prove that it is impossible for God to lie. As a result, we who come to God for refuge might be encouraged to seize that hope that is set before us. That hope is real and true, an anchor to steady our restless souls, a hope that leads us back behind the curtain to where God is.”  Hebrews: 18-19 (Voice).

There is not much in this world that we can claim as unchanging. People, and nations, change their opinions and policies at the drop of a hat. It is difficult to determine which side is to the left, which side is to the right, which side leans to the conservative, or which side leans toward the liberal. Even vocabulary is constantly changing. In Virginia, if something is wicked, it is bad. However, in Massachusetts if something is wicked, it is good.

There is something that does not change, that is the promises of God.  We can take refuge in the promises of God in the midst of this everchanging, chaotic world. We can take courage in the fact that God’s promises are true and will be accomplished. In a world where things continually fluctuate, we know that the hope we have in God and His promises is real and true.

Constant uncertainty and change can leave people unsettled and anxious. During COVID, we saw firsthand how the constant uncertainty produced an epidemic of anxiety and disquiet. Thankfully, as followers of Christ, we have the promises of God as our anchor.

Dear God, thank You that in the midst of a chaotic and unsettled world, we have a refuge and anchor in Your precious promises. Help us to seize upon and share the hope that Your unshakable promises provide. In Jesus name, Amen.

Written by Reenie Peppers

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