The world we live in is constantly changing.
Whether it’s politics, sports, fashion or even the engineering of cell phones, there’s absolutely no denying it – the world we live in now is completely different from what it was even a few years ago. Since we know this to be the truth, it’s become a part of the human experience to look for what is going to change next.
I feel this has contributed to our trouble in understanding the never-changing nature of God.
“But You are the same, And Your years will have no end.” | Psalm 102:27
God’s character, His promises, and everything else about Him will never change. It seems as though most people spend the majority of their lives seeking some kind of perfection. Thanks to the Bible helping us understand the fall of man, we know that this kind of pursuit is pointless.
We are not and can never be perfect.
That adjective is one that only fits God. In fact, part of what it means for Him to be God is that He can’t change – He is bound by His perfection!
When I consider God’s perfection, at moments, I feel slightly intimidated. I know my daily failures. I know what I continue to struggle with, even now.
So why would a perfect God want anything to do with someone like me? We should know this: There is nothing in God that rises or falls based on us.
He is consistent in His faithfulness,
a l w a y s .
Because this is true, there will never be a day when God “wakes up on the wrong side of the bed.” There will never be a day in which He wishes He hadn’t sent Jesus to save us.
But what about when I sin again? What about all of the times that I’ve confessed my sins before Him and then continued the same sins afterwards?
God can not and will not change His verdict over you because His decision to save you was made with the knowledge of every one of your sins –
past, present and future!
And you? You can’t do a thing about this. He has already set this promise on you.
The lead pastor at my church once asked us a beautiful, thought-provoking question:
“What if I told you that God loves you, and it has nothing to do with you?” | Josh Kouri
He continued on to say that there will never be a moment in which God looks at you and wishes He could use an eraser.
You are His, and He is yours.
A l w a y s .
We can move forward with our lives and every-day human experiences while continuing to strive after living lives that please our God. We can acknowledge that yes, there will be times we fail in the days to come, but God still loves us and will continue to redeem us for as long as we live.
The world we live in now is going to be completely different within the next twenty years. But the God we worship now is the same One we will enjoy eternity with someday.
I don’t know about you, but