We live in a world that is constantly changing. It seems that if you even blink you will miss something. Nothing seems to stay the same for long. Change affects everything. Some things change for the better. You used to have to buy a GPS, calendar, computer, voice recorder, video camcorder, camera, calculator, notepad and alarm clock. Now, you can get them all in one device, and it’s also a phone too!
Some things change for the worse. It is disheartening to look around and see the decline of moralistic living in our society. Children used to be able to play outside all day long, by themselves, without a worry that something might happen to them.
Change is an ever-present part of our lives. We are always changing. None of us are exactly the same as we were ten years ago. Every aspect of our lives, from our possessions to our personalities, is affected. That can have a profound effect on us. One moment we can be on top of the world and the next we can be at our lowest of lows.
How do we deal with this unrelenting force of change? Cling to the One who is unchanging!
We’ve been singing a song lately called “Yes I Will” by Vertical Worship. The song is all about our reaction in the midst of changing circumstances. It’s in those times that we have no choice but to wait upon the Lord. Scripture tells us in Micah 3:6, “For I the Lord do not change;” and again in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever.” What a calming thing to know that in a world of change we serve a God who is above it all and never changes. Not only does God not change, but neither do His promises.
We see in Joshua 21:45, “Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.” And Isaiah 40:8 reminds us, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” This is our hope in the midst of change. It is also a choice we have to make.
In the bridge of the song it says, “I choose to praise, to glorify, the name of all names that nothing can stand against.” That last part is so powerful. Nothing can stand against our God.
That means that no wind of change in your life can overthrow His plans or purposes. But, it’s that first part that holds the key for us. We have to choose to praise.
We have to choose to trust. That isn’t always easy, especially at our lowest moments, when everything looks chaotic around us, but when we make that choice, we are released from fear into faith! And then we will be able to join in the chorus and sing, “Yes I will, lift you high in the lowest valley. Yes I will bless Your name. Yes I will sing for joy when my heart is heavy. All my days, yes I will.”
So, when the winds of change blow again and your heart is burdened with worry and fear, lift your eyes to the One who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Make the choice to praise and to trust no matter what comes. Allow the Faithful One to guard you with His promises.
That’s the heart behind the song “Yes I Will,” and that is why we sing it!