“If God varied as we do – if He willed one thing today and another tomorrow – if He were controlled by impulse, who could confide in Him? But all praise to His glorious name, He is ever the same. His purpose is fixed, His will is stable, His word is sure. Here then is a Rock on which we may fix our feet while the mighty torrent is sweeping away everything around us. The permanence of God’s character guarantees the fulfillment of His promises. ‘For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed but my kindness will not depart from thee neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed,’ says the Lord that has mercy on you.” AW Pink – The Attributes of God
For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. Malachi 3:6
If God were to change, it would be the worst possible news imaginable. He could not be trusted. Our lives would be spent in fear, thinking perhaps God would rescind His gift of salvation at any time. We would have no rest in a changing God, no confidence in Him whatsoever.
As humans, our lives are constantly changing. We cannot rely on our nature or our own will to remain stable. But the amazing thing is this … we can find confidence and comfort in God! One thing that sets God apart from us is the fact that He never changes. He is the same God today that was faithful so many years ago to lead Abraham to an unknown land, to lead Joseph through harsh circumstances, to lead Hannah through many tears, and to faithfully lead David to a new life beyond his sin and failure.
No matter how unstable my life may be, God never changes. His purposes are fast and His words are sure. This is our God! This is a God we can trust.
For God alone, my soul waits in silence. From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress. I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:1-2
Prayer: Father, thank you that through every circumstance of life, through every change, You remain faithful. Thank you that You are a Rock upon which we can rely. Thank you that You are not like us and that we can have confidence in You when our confidence seems to falter. Help us to look to you and find sweet comfort and rest in knowing that You never change.