The Israelites in the wilderness were continually exposed to change. Whenever the pillar stayed its motion, the tents were pitched; but tomorrow, ere the morning sun had risen, the trumpet sounded, the ark was in motion, and the fiery, cloudy pillar was leading the way through the narrow defiles of the mountain, up the hill side, or along the arid waste of the wilderness. They had scarcely time to rest a little before they heard the sound of “Away! this is not your rest; you must still be onward journeying towards Canaan!” They were never long in one place. Even wells and palm trees could not detain them. Yet they had an abiding home in their God, his cloudy pillar was their roof-tree, and its flame by night their household fire. They must go onward from place to place, continually changing, never having time to settle, and to say, “Now we are secure; in this place we shall dwell.” “Yet,” says Moses, “though we are always changing, Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place throughout all generations.” The Christian knows no change with regard to God. He may be rich to-day and poor to-morrow; he may be sickly to-day and well to-morrow; he may be in happiness to-day, to-morrow he may be distressed-but there is no change with regard to his relationship to God. If he loved me yesterday, he loves me to-day. My unmoving mansion of rest is my blessed Lord. Let prospects be blighted; let hopes be blasted; let joy be withered; let mildews destroy everything; I have lost nothing of what I have in God. He is “my strong habitation whereunto I can continually resort.” I am a pilgrim in the world, but at home in my God. In the earth I wander, but in God I dwell in a quiet habitation. – C.H. Spurgeon
What a blessing to the child of God to have this kind of security and peace of mind. Our world and surroundings are continually changing. We often have to make split decisions that many times leave us unsettled and uncertain. Listen beloved of God, you have an eternal inhabitation in your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. There is no force; human or otherwise, there is no enemy that can diminish your place in the eternal refuge of your God. Yesterday, today and tomorrow are all kept by the strong hand of your Savior. Because of Jesus Christ, you are as righteous today as you will be a thousand years from now standing before the throne of God. You are in the eternal refuge of the Most High now! Not in a thousand years, not when you get to heaven, but now, right now as you face your troubles and live out your life, you are in the safest place; you are in Christ.
Rejoice and be glad, stand strong and keep fighting the good fight of faith. Grow in the grace and knowledge of your Lord Jesus Christ. As a child of God you have been given the greatest of resources to help you on your march to Glory. Be faithful to your wonderful heavenly father; love him and put him first in your life and home. His blessings to you will only multiply and magnify with your increasing obedience. God is our refuge, who shall make me to fear?