We are constantly changing, but God isn’t. He doesn’t shift when the world does. He doesn’t sleep when we lay our heads on our pillows. He doesn’t change His mind or redefine precepts and truth founded at the beginning of time. In each new year, God stays the same, and that comfort keeps us moving forward as we keep inching toward the finish line with our eyes on Jesus.
Changing Plans, Unchanging God.
At the start of last year, I had big plans for the year -- from starting a podcast for Well-Watered Women, to small changes in my daily routine. Looking back, I can honestly say that none of those things happened. I know, not exactly the brightest perspective! The podcast moved forward about a centimeter, and we have undergone so many changes in our family that daily routines have changed almost … daily. Frustration set in many times this year. I believed if I could only get to the next season, then I would flourish.
Through it all, God was changing me. He was changing my heart, dreams, and goals. He was deepening my understanding of Him and broadening my love for His Word and ways. Every twist and turn served a purpose, and looking back I can see that though my plans changed, He was unchanging. That’s the hope I cling to this year as well.