My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
If you read advice columnists such as “Dear Abby” in the newspapers, you know many of the letters involve people who have changed—and not for the better. One young lady lamented the change that had come over her boyfriend. When they first met, he was Prince Charming—fun, compassionate, treating her like a princess, and sweeping her off her feet. Now, nearly three years into the relationship, she’s worried that he seems preoccupied, sometimes doesn’t show up, keeps things to himself; and the glow of the relationship is tarnishing.
People change, but God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He loved you before you were born; He loves you today; He will love you a billion years from now. His faithfulness doesn’t waver. His affection doesn’t fluctuate. His wisdom doesn’t waver with the passing of time. The old Puritan Thomas Watson said, “God’s love stands faster than the mountains. God’s love to Christ is unchangeable, and He will no more cease loving believers than He will cease loving Christ.”
When others fail you, remember: “He never fails” (Zephaniah 3:5). “His compassions fail not” (Lamentations 3:22).
The unchangeable Christ is the revelation of the unchangeable God.
Acts 14 – 15