Thursday, July 31, 2008

Unwavering

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - Foundation of Unwavering Faith - Hebrews 13:8

In our ever-changing world, families move, friendships drift, allegiances shift, and technology advances by quantum leaps. If we seek security in people, possessions, or positions, we're doomed to disappointment.

But, we all need somewhere to turn during the storms of life. The one true anchor for our soul is Jesus Christ, who Scripture assures us will not change. To find comfort in Him, we must learn who He is, what He does, and how He works. Today, we'll explore a few details about His life and character.

John 1:1 reveals that Jesus was Deity from the beginning. Fully God and fully man, He was born of a virgin. Jesus lived 33 years on earth. He was crucified despite His innocence. He rose after three days. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He's the Christ, the Son of the Living God.

Our Lord fulfilled countless prophesies in the Old Testament, such as Isaiah 53. Like us, Jesus has feelings. He wept for hurting people. He felt angry when people misused the temple. Most importantly, His resurrection defeated death, and He still lives today.

God's character never varies. Of course, as situations change, He acts accordingly. But the merciful, loving, compassionate, and holy Jesus we know in Scripture is the same Messiah we can cling to today.

Where do you turn in trying times? Difficult circumstances are inevitable. Prepare yourself for them by learning who Jesus is. He's the only true shelter and rock that will not change. What a wonderful Savior!

(From In Touch Daily Devotional by Dr. Charles Stanley)

I love it when God puts it right in front of you. A loving reminder that our faith and trust should be in Him alone. No matter what circumstances we face, He is always there, always the same, never changing, always loving us. There is nothing we can't handle when our eyes are on Him.

Thank you God, for this gentle and loving reminder.


I love the refrain from "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus". They are very fitting.


Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

1 comment:

Apple said...

Goodness! What a fantastic post! I got chills and a little misty eyed. Thank YOU for reminding us too.