For I am the LORD, I do not change….
Hebrews 13:7-9 We’re like twigs caught in an ever-rolling stream of change. Every moment is different than the previous one. Our bodies change, our children change, our work changes, our health and wealth change; our culture and world are constantly in flux. But at the core of the universe is an unchanging God—immutable, enduring, abiding, changeless, the same yesterday, today, and forever. In Him we have “an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast” (Hebrews 6:19).
The Scottish pastor Alexander Maclaren wrote about Malachi 3:6, “This is the confidence with which we should cheer ourselves when we look upon the past and when we anticipate the future… We have… an unchanging love… a faithfulness that never departs from its word… a purpose of blessing that will not be turned aside…Trust yourself, weak and sinful as you are, to that unchanging love.”
We can have confidence in our Lord because of His unchanging ways. We will always experience trials in life, but He will never be moved.
God’s purposes and promises change not, therefore our faith may rest on Him… God does not turn from His love, nor cancel His promises, nor alter His purposes of mercy.
1 Samuel 13-14