Things Change, But God Doesn’t

“Find enjoyment in…all the days which God gives” Ecc 5:18

Over one hundred times in Scripture we read, “it came to pass.” That’s because most things in life aren’t permanent. Things change, but God doesn’t! Knowing that can help you to handle the bad times and stop you from clinging so tightly to the good ones. Here are three important truths to keep in mind:content with what you have

(1) Enjoy today. It’s a gift – that’s why it’s called “the present.” Solomon said, “To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life—that is indeed a gift from God.” (Ecc 5:19) Even though you are constantly moving toward another goal or objective, learn to live in the present. Don’t put your joy on hold, or let it slip away while you’re waiting for the next big event. 

(2) Learn to appreciate the little things. They’re all around you: the love of a good friend, a kind deed, a fresh insight, a good nights sleep, the delight on your child’s face. When you appreciate what you have, it multiplies. When you’re grateful for the little things, God will give you more to appreciate. (See Mt 25:23)

(3) Each ending brings a new beginning. There are two myths you should never believe. The first is the “forever myth,” which says your situation will never improve. The second is the “never myth,” which says if things get any worse, you’ll never be able to handle them. Both are distortions. God’s Word says everything comes to pass. And while you’re going through it, He promises to “strengthen you and help you.” (Isa 41:10) Yes, this ending will bring your new beginning. So keep trusting God. 

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