February 18 – James 1:17

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the
Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

James 1:17

All you have to do is turn on the news or scroll social media to see how crazy our world is. It seems like now, more than ever, people are searching for something stable to put their hope in – something secure to build their lives on. James tells us that the only unshakeable foundation is a life built on the promises of God. He does not change like shifting shadows. He’s constant. He’s present. He’s near. He’s given us the Bible – our rock to hold us steady through life’s storms.

In Matthew chapter 7, Jesus tells a story about a man who built his house on a rock and a man who built his house on sand. When the rain came down and the winds blew and beat against the two houses, it was the house standing on the rock that did not fall. Jesus is saying that the man who builds his house on the solid foundation of God’s promises won’t buckle under the pressures of life’s uncertainties. Our lives can’t be built on the right job or the right person, the right appearances or the right possessions. God is steadfast and we can build our lives on His promises.