Pastor Tim Romero
Psalm 102:25–27 (ESV): "25 Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26 They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, 27 but you are the same, and your years have no end."
The Lord is unchanging and everlasting. Everything we know changes and yet the Lord is the same. All that we see and know is temporary, the heavens and the earth will one day pass away but our God will remain forever and ever. Anyone who puts their trust in Him will not be put to shame (1 Pt 2:6; Ro 10:11) but will be changed to live with Him forever (1 Cor 15:51).
The psalmist, whoever he might be, some suggest David others suggest Daniel, seems to be discouraged by what he is seeing take place on earth but gets his eyes and thoughts on the Lord who brings hope in all things. Perhaps he is writing after committing a grievous sin or in captivity, what we know is the Lord becomes his hope.
He is reminded that all situations are temporary and that the Lord has a plan. He laid the foundation of the world and He will accomplish all that He desires before he destroys them and recreates new heavens and a new earth. Sin does not have the final say. God will do away with all that is unredeemed but will sustain those who put their trust in Him. He has clothed them with a robe of righteousness (Job 29:14; Isa 61:10).
What are you hoping in today? Look around, this world is constantly changing. It can't provide the sanctuary and security we desire. Only God can do this. Don't look to what is seen for help but what is unseen. God is unchanging and He will change and transform those who come to Him by faith in His Son. Look to the Lord for hope today. The world and all that is in it will fail you, only the Lord will remain. Trust in Him.
Father, thank You that You never change. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. You will endure for all of eternity. May we hope in You alone and never allow ourselves to look to another. Take our feeble hearts and help us to trust You in all the uncertainties we encounter. Fill us with faith to believe without seeing we pray in Jesus' name, amen.