5 Ways God Never Changes
As we move into the fall I wanted to share with you some things in my heart. It seems as we all walk out of this quarantine and enter this new COVID life we might have found ourselves changed.
Do you feel like you’ve changed?
I don’t mean in drastic ways, like pink hair or with a brand new lifestyle. I mean, do you feel you’ve had a shift in your heart? I know I have. I’m just wondering if I’m alone in this feeling. My personality seems to have shifted. When I asked my husband about it, he said he really couldn’t notice a difference. Maybe it is more of an internal shift. I’m seeing things differently.
I’ve often wondered if maybe this shift happened because right before COVID our family moved to Central America. We left the United States in January 2020 to live as full time missionaries in Honduras. It is a long story, and the path to get here was long and winding, but we know for sure we are where God wants us. So. Maybe I’m walking out of a season of not just COVID but a huge life shift.
Either way, I have found I don’t recognize myself as much. I’m not as passionate about certain things that I used to be passionate about. I’ve decided to step out and do things outside my comfort zone. I’ve also chosen to say no to a lot of things because I didn’t have the mental space to do it. My heart isn’t rushed or ambitious anymore; or, rather, it isn’t as hurried.
It has changed. But one thing that has NOT changed is God. God remains the same. But how does this comfort our hearts? When we think about our life it seems like it is always changing, but having a God who never changes is a balm to our soul. Here are five ways God never changes.
5 Ways God Never Changes
1. God’s Control Remains. He will never NOT be in control. Forever and ever God is in control of the world, our lives, and what happens in the future. We can rest in knowing He knows and will work all things for our good.
2. God’s Character Remains. Who He is will not change. His love, faithfulness, mercy, justice, and power are the same as the day the world was spoken into being. The God that created the universe holds it still and that same God is the one who reaches down and remains faithful.
3. God’s Covenant Remains. The promises of God will never change. He promises to never leave us. He won’t. He promises we will have eternal life. He promises to provide for what we need. He won’t ever break or neglect any promise He has made. You can find 10 of the best promises God’s made here.
4. God’s Comfort Remains. The ache you feel in your heart, God is still the God of comfort. He will still hear your prayers and be near to you during the time of grieving. Your brokenness does not keep God away. In fact, He draws closer to those who are hurting. Always and forever.
5. God’s Care Remains. Physical protection isn’t promised, but spiritual protection is. I love reading how God protects His people in the Bible. From the parting of the Red Sea, to providing the Manna in the wilderness, to keeping David safe from the evilness of Saul’s pursuit – God remains the same in His care today.
So as we move through life, I think our seasons shift and change us – and that’s ok. I’ve been reading in Hebrews lately and one phrase from chapter one has really stayed with me. It says:
“ You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.” (Hebrews 1:10-12)
Jesus’ years have no end. No, He is no longer on earth, but he sits on the right hand of God (Hebrews 1:13) alive and breathing. Remain. God will remain. Through the shift in seasons, change in the weather, and how heartache shapes our heart – God remains the same.
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