Holding On

I am the LORD, and I do not change.

Malachi 3:6

I'm guessing at some point Covid 19 has probably made you think about life. For some only a little bit, for others it has maybe changed your perspective on life as you knew it. I want to ask you this question though - what are you holding on to? When normal things are stripped away what is it that's left?

Over the months of lockdown work had stopped, I had to watch Church on a screen rather than meeting with my Church family, I couldn't see family or friends and getting outside was limited to being near our home. When those things were stripped back maybe you thought you were strong enough to cope on your own - you weren't going to let this beat you. I soon found out that I burn out pretty quick. Or maybe you thought because you had family at home you would be fine. Family are an amazing blessing from God and they can be there for you but it works both ways. You want to be there for them too which can take it out of you. I knew what I needed to do, who I needed to depend on but I wasn't actually doing it.

I needed someone who didn't need to rely on me but wanted to be there for me. That's who God is. God doesn't need me or you but He loves us and wants to be there for us all the time. Even now when we're out of full lockdown things are always changing but God says:

Change can either make things worse or improve things but God doesn't need to change because He is perfect. He is constant. He is the same forever. That means He is always faithful.

If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is. 2 Timothy 2:13

If you have given your life to God, He will be faithful to forgive you (1 John 1:9), faithful to bless you (Psalm 34:8), faithful to renew your strength (Isaiah 40:31), faithful to be with you (Psalm 23:4), faithful to answer prayer (Psalm 37:4) and the list continues on.

When the Bible says God is faithful this means something for those who don't trust in Him as well. If you haven't turned to God and asked for forgiveness He will be faithful to punish.

For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

Coming back to our question at the start - what are you holding on to? Are you holding on to the faithful One or running away from Him towards death?



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