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

What a consoling verse… so many things in life are not stable, but Jesus never changes! That means we can build our lives on Him because He is the Rock, our firm foundation. His love for us doesn’t waver, doesn’t depend on what we do or don’t do. He just loves us. Every day and all the time. He is an anchor for our souls.

Life can be difficult when things don’t feel secure around us. We surely need Jesus now more than ever. Besides struggling with the effects of a global pandemic, our country is in a very precarious position. It can be easy to get nervous about recent events and wonder how it will all play out. Will our country ever be unified again, “one nation under God, indivisible?” Will there ever be peace in so many war-torn countries and in the world?

Jesus wants to give us His peace and His joy even in the midst of confusion and chaos. But it’s not automatic, we need to take time to soak in His Presence, to recall all that He has said to us, and to receive His love. A fun visual is to imagine you are jumping into the stormy sea and as you drift down, you can look up and see the waves crashing above, but all is calm deep down. So in our souls, as we sink down deep and spend time with the lover of our souls, we can hold onto that joy and peace only He can give.

How wonderful to know that Jesus will never change. We can count on Him to do all that He says He will do. In the night if I wake up and start thinking of all the what-if’s that concern me, I remember that Jesus is with me and that He will work all things for good. (Romans 8:28) I turn my thoughts to Him and remember that He is in control. I can count on His promises and fall back asleep letting Him be my peace. Thank You Lord that You are my hope, You are my anchor in any storm, and I can trust in You! Thank You that I am secure in Your love for me no matter what happens.