God is My One Constant in Life
He Never Changes and That Gives Me Peace
by Joanne Troppello
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV)
Yesterday I heard the phrase, God is my one constant in life. I can’t remember where I heard it. Maybe it was on one of the conservative talk shows that I listen to or one of the YouTube videos I watched that night.
Where I heard it doesn’t really matter. What matters is the truth of those words. Just like the verse in Hebrews 13:8 says, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God will never change. That’s a good thing. He is the one constant in my life. When others fail me, I can rely on God. When I fail others, I can still rely on God.
That fact gives me great peace. I know that no matter what is going on in this world, God is with me, “’I will never leave you nor forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5, NKJV).
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:5-6 (NKJV)
When Jesus’s words from verse 5, I will never leave you nor forsake you truly resonate in your heart, then you can “boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’”
There is so much unrest in our world today. People are so divided. Yet, it is possible to have the peace that passes all understanding, that guards our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ (Phil. 4:7, NKJV).
How do you get that peace?
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.” – Isaiah 26:3-4 (NKJV)
We get that peace from keeping our hearts and minds focused on God, not our circumstances or people or troubles that surround us. Yes, I admit that sometimes that peace can be fleeting. However, that’s not because God leaves us. It’s because we get sucked into the trials and tribulations and drama around us—and lose our focus that should be steadfast on the Lord.
We’re all a work in progress, growing each day as individuals—and if you’re a Christian—then growing in the Lord. So, take heart that each day is a new day. God’s grace is beautiful and powerful. Go to Him and renew your heart and accept the peace that passes all understanding.
Have you experienced God’s peace that passes all understanding?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel.