“God’s Changelessness”

This Weeks Meditation: “God’s Changelessness”
Read: Psalm 102

We live in an ever-changing world!  As soon as you think you understand someone, they do something to make you wonder.  As soon as you think your work situation couldn’t be better, you walk in to find out that you have been laid off.  As soon as you have the latest smartphone, the next version comes out the following week.

Most of us do not handle change to well.  Even if we like things to be random and unstructured we still want to have an idea of what lies around the next corner.  Surprises are usually only welcomed when they are wrapped in fancy paper and have bows on the top.

That’s what makes being a Christian a wonderful thing!  God is unchanging!  His love, faithfulness, protection, presence, and strength are always there for us and always the same.  In Psalm 102 the writer laments about many of those things that change and are unreliable.  But in the end he writes, “But you remain the same.”

A.W. Tozer once said, “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 for the eastward garden, and His attitude toward the sinner the same when he stretched forth His hands and cried, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Things change, situations change, people change, but God will not change in his faithfulness to see you through.  God sent his Son Jesus to save us from sin, to provide salvation, and to bring us the rest that the verse above describes.  Run to him with whatever you are faced with this week and you will find that he is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

Make it personal:  Try to name some things in your life that have changed over the past year, month, or week.  After doing that start to name the ways that God has not changed in his faithfulness toward you.  God loves you and will see you through whatever wave of change you are currently riding on.

Blessings in your week,
Glen Rhodes, Minister of Discipling and Community Life
Arthur Mennonite Church