Day 115 – Thankful God remains the same even when…

The last few days some changes have come into my life. Sunday night I fell at the skating rink, and Monday morning I went to urgent care, got x-rays, and was splinted for a possible hidden fracture of the elbow. Then yesterday, I followed up with a doctor on my doctor’s team, and she allowed me to take off the splint. She told me to have another x-ray done next week and do another followup visit the next day, and we’ll go from there.

So, my mind has been kind of preoccupied with trying to do things differently to avoid sharp pains. Taking lids off bottles and jars has become a challenge, as has turning the door knob. It rained today, and I had to hold the umbrella with the other hand. I can’t pick up anything heavy with that hand because of various sharp pains it causes in the forearm.

Well, we’ll get it figured out soon enough, Lord willing. In the meantime, I was thinking about how wonderful the Lord is, whether I think about His wonder or not.

He is with me at every moment whether I recognize His presence or not, and I’m so grateful for that!

He doesn’t need me to recognize His awesomeness to remain Awesome. He always is, always has been, and always will be Awesome!

He doesn’t need me to think about His beauty and grace to continue being Beautiful and Gracious.

If I forget to worship Him for His greatness, He does not cease to be great.

If I waver in unbelief about His goodness, He continues to be good.

When I am weak, He is still strong.

If I feel that I am not as close to Him as I used to be, I can be absolutely sure that He is not the one who has wandered away from me, but rather I who have wandered away from Him.

God never changes. He never becomes less-than-amazing when His creation does not remember to thank Him!

Today I am thankful that God stays the same, yesterday, today, and forever.

I’m thankful that He is the One and only person that I can count on never to change, and since He is perfect, He is also the only one who doesn’t need to change.

What about you?  Are you thankful that God never changes?  Aren’t you glad He continues to be God even when we don’t remember to think about Him? What are some other characteristics of God’s that You are glad that they never change?  Can you add to the above list?

19 thoughts on “Day 115 – Thankful God remains the same even when…

  1. Love the part where you noted when God feels far from us it’s not because He’s wandered its because of us..He indeed is sooo incredibly dependable..
    It’s so neat Ruth that you’ve dedicated time each day to note your thankfulness ❤️ I can remember a few years ago when I wrote out a journal to my husband, one entry per day for a full year, thanking him for all of his good qualities!! And then I gifted it to him on Valentines Day…365 days worth of pages of appreciation toward him..and then he proceeded to read it throughout the following year. Your thankfulness to God is such a sweet gift to Him above and a blessing to us who read it! Thanks for sharing…prayers for quick healing too!!!!

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    1. Yes, He sure is!
      Thank you! It’s a work in progress. I miss days here and there and can’t seem to make them up. I guess it’ll be ok to finish a week or two late, don’t you think?
      That is so neat, the journal you did for your husband! Did he know you were doing it or was it a surprise?
      Each believer is able to offer this gift of praise to God through Jesus:
      “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.” Heb. 13:15 NASB
      The Lord knows how many times in the past that I’ve failed at this, so He is teaching me as I go along. It’s pretty cool how this is becoming much more of a habit, and it can become so for others, too! I’m glad it blesses you! Thanks so much for your prayers, sweet sister! ❤

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  2. I am sorry to hear this. :hug: I’ll keep you in my prayers. I am thankful that God never changes because while we change His love and patience for us is consistent. This is Carly from Message In Stanza and this is my new blog, My Ink Smears. 🙂 I hope you will follow me here.

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  3. Amén!! I love those reminders that He is always good and never changes. ❤️

    Also relate to a degree to the opening jars, doorknobs, things like that. Not usually sharp pain like that though. I’m just more… aware of those things. My wrists are super sensitive. Because of that I have a lot of discomfort doing those things and other things like squeezing ketchup / salad dressing bottles, wringing out a washcloth (about a month ago I did this and a ligament in a finger that goes down the arm snapped and it hurt so bad for a few minutes and then was weird for a day after), things I never realized most people do without a second thought. I have to mentally prepare myself many days.

    I’ll be praying for you! ❤️

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    1. Wow, that must be challenging to have to deal with that every day. Did you ever injure your wrists, or is it that syndrome we’ve talked about, or maybe both?
      I know what you mean about not realizing. I’ve done that before, too.
      Thanks so much for your prayers! I’ll be praying for you, too!

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      1. It is in some ways, but I also don’t know what it’s like to not deal with it, haha. I was a very active kid so I could have somehow injured them both and I don’t remember it. I think it is the syndrome though.

        I also know that it must have bothered me somewhat when I was a kid because one of the first stories I wrote about (I still have the old draft from like, 2005 😅) was about a few girls who had superpowers and activated these powers by crossing wrists over the heart, but someone grabbing a girl’s wrist would cause pain and would disarm them. It makes sense I based that disarming part on myself.

        There are times when I can’t touch my wrists or wear long sleeves or gloves. For years, bracelets were off limits. After breaking a few things, I got into the “I’m sick of this I’m wearing a bracelet if it kills me” mindset. I thought if I wore something on my wrists all the time, it would toughen up and then I could also grip stuff better. It didn’t, it just caused me to be miserable and on edge all the time. But I did learn how to tolerate it better. Even typing is slightly uncomfortable. I’m using my fingers, and that makes the tendons move which go into my wrists.

        I’m happy to pray for you! 🙂 ❤ Thank you!

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