“God never changes moods or cools off in His affections or loses enthusiasm. His attitude toward sin is now the same as it was when He drove out the sinful man from the garden, and His attitude toward the sinner the same as when He stretched forth His hand and cried, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’” – A. W. Tozer.
Life changes every day for every person in some way. You would think that we would learn to embrace and manage change but it always seems to be a little threatening. Whether it is leaving your friends behind to attend a new school. It is the salesman who left a company he was very comfortable in and moving to a company that has rigorous sales quotas that seem impossible to meet. Or an older person that has to leave the house they have lived in for so many years and transition to a care facility. In a chaotic world that is constantly changing, nothing can be more comforting than to know that God never changes. God is who He always will be. God is a perfect example of dependability, the rock of stability in these times of instability.
The Bible clearly tells us that God is unchanging. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the Lord, and I do not change…” While everything around us is changing, we can depend on God continually showing us His grace, love and compassion. All our material possessions may blow away, but God is still there.
We in Northwest Florida are still reeling from Hurricane Michael. Emotions run high. But no matter how we feel or what is happening in our lives, our faith and trust must be in Him. “Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.” (Isaiah 26:4). The influences that cause change in your life have no effect on God. He will never be stronger or weaker. His knowledge and wisdom will not increase or diminish. God does not compromise or change His values. And God does not have mood swings. Life and its uncertainties may shake you, but God does not move. It is God’s unchangeableness that has the power to change us.
Yes, the storms of life are continually changing, but God remains the same. He is consistent and reliable. He is your anchor. You can count on God because He never changes and neither do His promises. In a world where everything and everyone changes, we can depend on God’s faithfulness.
- How does God’s unchangeableness have the power to change us?
- How would we live our lives differently if we truly believed all God’s promises will never change?