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1 Timothy 6:17-19 “Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.”

The Lord is the most certain thing in all the universe. He is the only person or object that never changes; “for I am the Lord, I change not.” The theological term we use is to say that God is immutable. Everything and everybody is in constant change. Matter of fact, we change in relation to him because he is the standard object that does not move.

As we have most recently lost our 16 week old baby, I am comforted to see afresh that our hope is not to be in the certainty of a healthy and normal birth. Our certainty is to be in God. God is the one who does not change. We were really looking forward to having another little person in our home and because we had made it past the 10 week mark, we were most certain that everything was okay. Yet we are learning through suffering that there is nothing in all of creation that is certain except the Lord. He wants our hopes, our trust, and our happiness to be completely found in him; whether he gives or he takes away. Blessed be the Lord who does not change.

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