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  • Writer's pictureAllison Crampton

Still the Same God

Do you ever have those days when the weight of life and your current circumstances hit you with full force?

You stagger back just a little and have a moment when you realize, “How did I get here?”

You start to look around at your surroundings and wonder when everything changed.

Now, you’re at a crossroads. Do you look to the One who is above every circumstance? Or do you keep trudging forward as if nothing is different?

I think too often I’ve chosen the latter. Change is hard, and I don’t always cope with it in a healthy way.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve tried a couple of times to write this article, desperately attempting to put my scrambled thoughts into cohesive words.

Again and again, I’ve come up short.

But today during my quiet time, I finally brought everything to the Lord.

Writing this, I’m reminded that I can’t fully process anything without first bringing it to the One who is above every circumstance.

It’s hard work sometimes, but it’s always worth it.

Walking away from my time in the Word this morning, I felt like a weight had been lifted.

The last couple of months has been packed full of change. They’ve been sweet, and I’ve seen the Lord’s faithfulness again and again. But they’ve also been difficult.

My husband and I got married in June, moved six and a half hours away from home, and essentially started over. We had to find a new church, make new friends, and start at new jobs/schools.

Amid all the change, I’ve tried just to put my head down and push through. Periodically, I’ll have moments where I look up and wonder how I got to where I am now. Each time I look up, I look a little further. The Lord has been drawing my eyes to Himself.

In this season of change, He’s shown just how faithful He is.

As I’ve wrestled with uncertainty, the Lord has shown me time and time again that He’s still the same God. My circumstances change, but His character remains the same. He is faithful, no matter the season.

"But I will hope continually and praise you yet more and more" (Ps. 71:14, ESV).

I may not know what the day holds, but I know He remains the same. He is good, and I will praise Him.

He is worthy of all praise.

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