This is a spoken word I wrote for a video at a recent Women's Retreat at Waypoint Church. I hope these encourage you.
An Unchanging God in a Changing World
Listen up, ladies. Pay attention, women.
Rich and poor,
sick and healthy,
young and old,
This message is for all of us:
the worn out and beaten up,
the tired and bedraggled,
and the proud & put together.
Why should I fear when trouble comes, when enemies surround me?
They trust in wealth and beauty and capabilities,
but all those are shifting sands.
Don’t be discouraged when the grass withers and the flower fades
because there is a Word that is solid certainty.
This Word existed in the beginning, with God,
and this Word was God.
The Word created and the Word still sustains.
The same Word that formed the mountains by his power,
quieted the raging oceans,
and can still silence the crashing waves.
Like sand through an hourglass our circumstances shift
and we slide through the tidal wave of change.
But the Word still stands.
Those who build their lives around the Word, this cornerstone of truth,
can never be washed away.
The Lord is my Rock and my salvation,
of whom shall I be afraid?
When families fracture and fortunes fall,
the Rock stands steadfast.
When fathers fail us, and friends desert us,
the Rock is our firm foundation.
And through the storm the Rock won’t budge.
Take note of the fortified walls, and
study the castle citadels,
so you can describe them to your
For THAT is what God is like.
He is stalwart forever and ever,
and he will guide us until we die.
And even after that, we shall live
because our God is victorious FOREVER.
Generations come and go,
and his faithful love goes on.
So we who flee to him for refuge
Can have great confidence
As we hold to the hope that has been
bought for us.
This hope is strong,
This hope is trustworthy
And this hope anchors our souls.
Some people boast in their credentials, some boast in their brains,
but WE boast in the Lord our God.
The Lord lights up our darkness.
In His strength alone we can crush an army.
Our world will be shaken, but
We are receiving a Kingdom that is
Our God says
"I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you.
I am a faithful God,
a covenant-keeping God.
I make good on my word,
lavishing love on those who look to me."
So, listen, women.
Don’t look to right or to the left,
keep your eyes on the unchangeable God.
He is unyielding.
He is unrelenting.
He is unchanging.
He is Faithful Forever,
and Gloriously Strong.
Fervent and fiery,
he fights on our behalf.
Wars and violence cannot overcome Him.
Cancer cannot kill him and
hate cannot hinder him.
Take heart, sisters.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies, He is our King Forever.