Unchanging

As we mentioned yesterday, God is a god who does not change. He is constant. He is steady. He is not surprised. However, often I find myself worried that God doesn’t know something is happening. Did He just change His mind on a whim today, and decide today would be a good day for me to get hurt, have a bad day at work, get sick, have an accident, (you fill in the blank)?

While we might be tempted to think that God can change, the Bible tells us over and over again just how steady, unchanging and reliable our God is:

Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Malachi 3:6 – I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.

Numbers 23:19 – God is not human, that he should lie,
    not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
    Does he promise and not fulfill?

Psalm 102:25-27 – In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
    and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.

The verses go on and on. He has been here since the beginning, and though we may not understand how He can know all He knows all! He does not change.

Today, spend some time telling God how grateful you are that He does not change, or if you are struggling with a situation where you wish He would change, tell Him that too. Then, praise Him for who He is, and name some of His characteristics in your prayer.

Have more time? Want to go deeper?

  • Look at the verses listed above. Read the context around them to fully understand why they show that God is unchanging.
  • Think back to a time where you saw God remain the same. Journal about it, and praise Him for showing you where He was moving.
  • Pray for someone in your family today that you know needs some prayer. Can’t think of anyone – pray for your spouse or significant other as they go about their day that they would honor Him in all the decisions that they have to make.

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