Faithful One So Unchanging

Faithful One so unchanging
Ageless One You’re my rock of peace
Lord of all I depend on You
I call out to You, again and again…

I love the simplicity of this song; it’s a simplicity that I can identify with.

Over the last few days many have spoken about Queen Elizabeth’s faithfulness and constancy. Over the years I have had the privilege of work colleagues, friends and family who’ve been loyal and dependable.

This song expresses characteristics that I recognise, admire and aspire to.

Yesterday was World Suicide Prevention Day. Thousands of people in the UK die by suicide every year. It’s the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45; suicides among teenage girls and young women have almost doubled in recent years.

Those suffering from depression or anxiety, those with suicidal thoughts and feelings need friends and loved ones to be a rock and anchor, to be a source of help and hope.

This song’s about a faithful God. Queen Elizabeth often spoke of her All-mighty God, her ‘rock of peace’. My experience has been that God has been the one constant through the changing scenes of my life. He’s been the one I call to when I’m in trouble, remaining dependable through the storm, proving love and hope.

I’ve discovered that it’s both possible and necessary to engage with this faithful God. My experience is that this can be in the ordinary and everyday – the daily prayer, the uplifting conversation, the quiet reflection, the unexpected connection.

It can also be in the deliberate and anticipated – the act of worship with other believers, the sacrament of Eucharist or Communion; for me it’s my weekly beach walk of prayer and meditation; I return to again discover, engage, with and commit to the Unchanging Faithful One.

You are my rock in times of trouble
You lift me up when I fall down
All through the storm
Your love is the anchor
My hope is in You alone.

2 thoughts on “Faithful One So Unchanging

  1. Greetings from Menorca. thanks so much for the lovely song and great comments as we could not attend Church today

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