For I the LORD do not change… (Malachi 3:6a)
Consider the world around us. Instability is unavoidable. The global economy stalls and staggers, the stock market fluctuates and we hold our breath, foreign governments collapse and reform, world leaders come and go, and whole cities declare bankruptcy.
Everything changes so quickly. Technology advances at an unimaginable rate, we travel from here to there as our world becomes smaller, and we communicate instantaneously with the push of a button or the stroke of a keyboard.
Our personal lives are susceptible to change, too. Marriages fail, finances grow thin, and friendships fade. We can lose our jobs, get sick, or suffer disappointment. And, even if our situation changes for the good, we live knowing that things can turn in an instant, the phone call in the night.
In the middle of all this uncertainty, there is One who does not change. He is the great I AM.
God’s character is sure. I do not have to worry that He is or ever will be anything less than good, just, merciful and kind. He has given me His Word that for the sake of His Son and by virtue of His Grace, my sins are forgiven and my name remains written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I can trust Him for now and for eternity. He extends His hand to me, and He will never let me go.
I find much comfort in the Immutability of God. I can rest. I can know. I can trust in His character, His attributes, and His promises.
He is the one Constant in my life, the same yesterday, today, and forever.
By His Grace and for the Gospel,
Terrie van Baarsel