Great Is Thy Faithfulness


There is no doubt about this at all.

I am resistant to change.

I’d like to think I go with the flow - but the truth is that I don’t.

I resist.  I stomp my feet.  I cry (perhaps inside my head), “NO!!!!”

Funny thing is I don’t like good changes either.  I’d much rather things just stay the way they are.  But, that doesn’t happen in life.

Life is all about change.  Big changes.  Little changes.

Some changes are milestone markers in our lives.  Some good.  Some bad.

This month is one of those milestone markers for me.  Ten years ago, this month, my precious daughter and her unborn child were taken from us by the hands of one who did not at all see the sacredness in life.

I’ve long since forgiven them.  I know they walked in darkness, without God.  

But forgiving them didn’t change the outcome of that event.

When my husband and I decided to raise her two children, it changed our lives forever.  At the brink of “freedom,” with my youngest off to college, my life - time for me - was finally going to begin.

I was back to changing diapers, potty training, and baby proofing a house.

It’s been an interesting journey.

Yet even more milestone markers popped up.

The death of my husband being the most significant.  Then, my near-death experience this past March. 

My illnesses have changed my life.  

And there have been good things that have come.  And bad.

The thing is, change still happens.  It never stops.  Every day is a new day with the opportunity for me to work on changing myself, when I can’t change what is happening around me.

Sometimes, I long for the status quo: For a boring life.

Now, with new changes on the horizon, mainly changes in the way our family dynamics are and will be working - I find myself resisting again.

Change back, I want to shout.

But, I shout to emptiness.  Change doesn’t listen to any of my behests.

Ordinarily I’d be far more depressed.

Yet, my recent sense of belonging - of being beloved, and knowing the Beloved, have anchored me.

Everything else will change.  It must.  It’s the way of life.

But, the fact that I am His and that He is mine can only change if I walk away from Him and choose to deny Him.

I am so grateful for the fact that He is my constant.

Seasons change.

We grow older.

Challenges occur in our life.

The blessing?

That He cannot and will not change.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

For my email friends - you can find this wonderful hymn HERE. Don’t care to watch the video?  

Great is Thy Faithfulness

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

“Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
  Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
    “Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

"Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

“Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,                         Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;           Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,        Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!"

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