Some Things Resolve To Stay The Same
The time of year to start new resolutions for the year has come and gone, and I bet there are many people who have already forgotten what they had resolved to do! It’s not surprising because if you’re like me you have great intentions, but once the day in and day out of life begins again, all is forgotten. A month from now, or maybe two, you’ll stumble across some list you made and will be hit with the sting of guilt that accompanies finding your well-intentioned resolutions still sitting in a drawer.
But, fear not! Although the things you long to change or start are still just mere thoughts and ideas, there are some things that remain the same. They don’t need new resolutions or start dates. They’ve been there all along. You will find them just as true today as they have been for thousands of years. Let this following list give you comfort and reassurance as you begin this new year.
*God is still the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8).
*He still causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them (Romans 8:28).
*He continues to be close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18).
*He still heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3).
*He hears the prayers of the righteous and bends his ear to them (Psalm 116:2).
*All creation still points to his glory and sovereignty (Romans 1:20).
*All things can still be done through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).
*His grace continues to be all sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9).
*His love for you continues to be deep and wide (Ephesians 3:18).
*He maintains his faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).
*He will continue to know you better than you know yourself (Psalm 139).
*His mercies will continue to be new every morning (Lamentations 3:23).
*The cross will maintain its power over sin (Romans 1-4).
*Those who seek him will continue to find him (Jeremiah 29:13).
*Jesus will continue to be the truth, the way, and the life and the hope of this world. (John 14:6).