Gangnam Style? Oh, that’s so passé! Now it’s the Harlem Shake. The new dance scene everyone is doing and putting on youtube. Remember last summer when you heard the song “Call Me Maybe” at least 3 times a day? Now, you don’t hear it at all (is it just another “one hit wonder”?). In 2012 the IU basketball team’s record was 12-20…as of this entry the 2013 team is 24-3 and ranked #1 in the country.
Change is a reoccurring theme in life, isn’t it. In Indiana we jokingly say if you don’t like today’s weather, wait till tomorrow. Life’s like that, too. Things change. Sometimes you think you’re in the head-spinning scene in “The Exorcist.”
In the midst of your whirling, gyrating life, know this: God never changes. Never. He’s constant, he’s consistent, he’s unfailing. What does that mean for you? If you set a relationship with him in motion…when the merry-go-round of life goes out of control, you have someone to hold on to. You have a safe island.
Consider making God the center of your life. If you do, you’ll find a peace inside…even when your life outside is complete chaos. Peace. Calm. Rest.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13
I remember as a kid my mom saying there was a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I tried a few times to follow the rainbow to the end to see if she was right. Nope. No pot of gold. And, no truck of Guinness beer, either!
Does God promise a pot of gold for all who follow him? Sorry, but he doesn’t. He does promise a lot of things, though. One verse in the Bible speaking of God says: “And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises.” Promises like his saying he has plans for you. Good plans for your future and hope for it. He says if you are weary and carrying a burden, he will give you rest. Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
God says, if you follow and trust him, he will help you to be at peace. That’s saying a lot for living in this world, isn’t it. This world can be a scary place. Just catch the online news any day or watch a little of CNN on the tube. Bad things happen every day. People are always saying: “I didn’t think this could happen to me.” But…it did.
Here’s a promise of God’s that’s worth more than any pot of gold. He says:
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14
No matter how brave you think you may be, there are times when deep down you are afraid. And, if not for you, for your spouse or child, someone you love. Trust God and you can claim the promise above as your own. Peace. In a world of chaos.