Today’s Blog comes from Clare, one of our Deacons. Thanks Clare!
We are all currently living through a strange and challenging time, something none of us have previously experienced or had much time to prepare for. It may feel like we have been propelled into a parallel world with different rules, experiences and no clear way of returning to our normal lives.
May I encourage you that although we find ourselves living in a different kind of world, our God is the same and we can depend on Him to never change. Hebrews 13v8 says ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever’. So no matter how much our daily lives have changed and the situations we face, we can depend on Jesus to be the same; the same love, same forgiveness, same peace, same promises…you get the idea!
I not only believe this to be true, I have personally experienced it it my own life over the last year. If anyone is reading this that does not know me, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year, and have had surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy which finally finished yesterday! So for the last year my life has been turned upside down with no preparation time. Many of the things I enjoyed doing, my home life, my work I haven’t been able to do and I’ve had to make some huge adjustments with no clear end time. I’m still adjusting as I hoped to be able to return to my work in a school after May half term, which I won’t be able to do even if the schools reopen, as I need to stay at home for 12 weeks until the end of June.
I have found the change in my life over the last year hard at times. I’ve been frustrated, bored, upset, scared and confused. But through it all, God has never changed and has been with me through all my emotions. That Jesus experienced being human and feeling emotions as we do, has been a comfort to me over the last year, that He truly understands how I’m feeling.
So I hope that you also take comfort in that however you are feeling, God understands and cares and wants you to talk to Him about it. He is with you, won’t ever change and loves you.