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Change (Malachi 3:6, Psalm 102:27, Psalm 33:11, Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 119:90, Hebrews 13:8)

Jack Graham, 11/13/2016
Part of the Various Sermons series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

"CHANGE"

We have a new president, welcome to change.

Living every day we face change! Such as:
1. As we age, our bodies change.
2. Our circumstances change.
3. Daily life is change in itself.
4. Some changes are hard, some makes us happy.
5. But change teaches us that life is uncertain and temporary and
sometimes fragile.

I have heard often in my life "that nothing lasts forever." Well, we know from scripture that that is not true.

Malachi 3: 6 - "I am the Lord and I do not change..." God is telling us
through Malachi, "My covenant with you will stand forever. I am faithful to uphold My covenant, and I will never go back on my promises to you. You can depend on and rest in Me." Surprise! God lasts forever and ever.

Psalm 102: 27 — "But you're the same, and Your years will not come to an end." You, O God, are the One! You will live forever. You never change. You are my rock and my fortress in times of trouble. You are everlasting.

God doesn't change. He has always been and will always be, never
changing. Aren't you glad that God is our constant and dependable anchor.

Not only is God the same but His plans for you never change:

Psalm 33: 11 — "The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation." Counsel means His decisions, His thoughts, His purposes, His intentions, His Laws, and His designs, these will stand forever. The plans of His heart will "awaken and stir all generation." (The Voice)

Isaiah 40: 8 — "The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the Word of our God will stand forever."
1. His plans are unshakeable! (never wither)
2. His love towards us never wavers! (never fades)
3. His Word is dependable! (God's Word will stand forever)
4. We have comfort in Him regardless of what change we face.

There are many things I can't control but I can depend on God as a refuge in times of uncertainty. We must come to the resting arms of Jesus knowing that He is in control of the circumstances of our lives.

Are you worrying about future generations, well don't:

Psalm 119: 90 - "Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth you created." We need not worry about our children or our grandchildren etc. because God is faithful and true.

Hebrews 13: 8 - "Jesus Christ is always the same yesterday and today and forever. Don't be swept off your feet by various and peculiar teachings. Spiritual stability depends on the grace of God." (PhiIlips N. T.)

We should never fear change but accept it for what it is. It cannot hurt or alter our lives unless we allow it.
AMEN, AMEN, AMEN

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