Amid life’s constant change, God stays the same

Janis Hunt Johnson
6 min readMar 5, 2023
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Resisting change.

Talk about lifelong learning. I can hardly keep up. Don’t get me wrong. I love to learn. I do. But things seem to be changing more quickly than ever before. I barely get used to doing something one way, and it changes again.

For sure, we’re experiencing the exponential nature of technological breakthroughs. But it’s not just that. It feels like we are all careening together faster into our future.

Personally, I have never really liked change. The funny thing is, even when it’s something I want, I have trouble accepting it. When I was a girl and we were about to go on vacation — to a place I wanted to go! — I would anxiously whine and complain about it beforehand, surely making my parents miserable. Until we arrived.

Change is often like that. We just want to skip over the transition part, to get to the part we want.

God’s changelessness.

Even as a grownup, when things are about to change for the better, I find myself battling it. I get antsy. I fight worry. I might even throw a tantrum. Then I have to remind myself that it’s all going to be OK. When I see that I’m in this agitated state, I have to go easy on myself.



Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Transformational Editor. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.