Many have been searching for or examining their faith as the pandemic continues to rage across the world. I have followed that pattern. Multiple evidences witness to me that we are not alone in this world nor governed by the winds of circumstance and man’s fallibility. I have felt God’s love, heard His voice in my mind and heart, and experienced His peace that passeth all understanding. (Philippians 4:7)
With so many changes in our lives and routines this year, I have clung to one of God’s most comforting attributes: His constancy. I can have faith in Him because I know he is unchangeable. Holy scripture affirms this in phrases such as “I am the Lord, I change not,” (Malachi 3:6) and [He is] “the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
Change is difficult, but so much easier to navigate if we know we can absolutely count on God to show us the way. He loves us with absolute tenderness, but always beckons us to higher ground. He is a firm foundation upon which we can build. As a beloved Christian hymn affirms, “Change and decay in all around I see; O thou who changest not, abide with Me!”
This month Lisa describes faith as an anchor, Michelle compares it to a firewall, Shelli relates it to not following a map, and Ann as the most vital possession to surviving trials. Pat shares the faith of cottage leader Tai, and Norma finds the truths that unite women of various faiths and traditions.