God is unchanging and faithful
by Gini Crawford, MSW
God is unchangeable, immutable which means He is always the same. God's Word tells us in Malachi 3:6 "For I, the LORD, do not change..." God's unchanging character means His sacrifice for our sins will always take away our sins. Its effectiveness to completely take away our sins will never change because God and His promises are unchanging.
I know it is hard for us to understand Someone that never changes! We live in a world, a society that seems to constantly change. One moment our government is talking about this law, and that we have to follow it. Then we hear they are doing something completely different. Your parents tell you one thing, and get upset when you do the thing they told you to do. Your friend told you he would meet you on Wednesday, but he didn't show up, and never bothered to call. Even your church leaders sometimes say one thing and end up doing another. I don't know about you, but it certainly is hard on me to navigate through a world that is almost completely governed by whims of change.
God is Faithful - what He says, He does! He keeps His promises and is trustworthy! God knows how important it is to our psychological health to have security and to be able to trust. This makes sense because God created us to trust, in order that we will want to trust Him. The more we can truly trust people, the less our lives will be governed by fear, insecurity, worry, and anxiety. If our environment is secure we have peace of mind. If our environment is insecure it can cause great stress. We can trust God, because He is faithful and unchanging.
Read about God being unchangeable and faithful from Numbers 23:19, 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 13:8 and James 1:17. Because God is unchanging, His love for you will never change! What does this mean to you? Have you ever loved someone but they were unfaithful to you? How did it feel? I hope you can feel secure in the knowledge God will never be unfaithful to you!
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