“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the earth’s foundation and created the heavens. They will all disappear and wear out like clothes. You change them, as you would a coat, but you last forever. You are always the same. Years cannot change you” (Psalm 102:26-27).
When I was a teenager, the cassette tape was invented. You could buy an Underwood manual typewriter for under $75. The Number 1 song was “I want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles. I got my drivers license in 1964. A gallon of gasoline back then cost 27 cents. The minimum wage was “$1.25 an hour. The average cost of a new car was less than $3,300. During my teenage years, the United State Postal Service started using Zip Codes.
During my teen years there were no cell phones, no personal computers, no microwave ovens, and no capability of recording your favorite television shows. Yeah, I know; I’m old.
My, how time has changed things! Change is all around us. Some change is good, and some is not. Change can be unsettling for some folks.
Yet, amid the amazing and fast-paced changes we all experience, one constant does remain: the Lord God Almighty who never changes. Theologians call this quality of God His immutability, meaning God is unchanging in His character, His purposes, His will, and His promises. God is the same today as He was a thousand years ago. I find this attribute of God to be assuring. What does it mean for your life to say that God never changes?
With God, You’ll Always Know Where You Stand
God doesn’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed. He doesn’t have good days and bad days. With Him, you always know what you are supposed to do. And you always know the results of living for Him. God isn’t fickle. Since God is unchanging you can always count on Him.
You Have a Solid Rock in a World of Uncertainty
There’s no need to live your life in fear, isolation, or confusion. The problems of life don’t have to baffle you and knock you down. The hardships you face don’t have to sink you. You have a solid rock upon which you can stand.
Life, and its uncertainties may shake us, but God who is the Rock of Ages, does not move. If you will cling to Him, His mighty strength at work in your life will sustain you.
You Have Bold Reasons for Developing a Rich Prayer Life
Imagine that when you prayed that God was grumpy in the morning, but friendly in the afternoon, or if He was fickle in His feelings toward you. Why, you never would pray to God.
Remember, He doesn’t change. You can trust Him the same today and 50,000 years from now. You can venture out in faith, knowing God will always be there for you. The foundation of bold praying is the unchanging character of God.
Your Life Has Eternal Significance and Everlasting Security
The people of God–those who love Him, obey Him, and trust Him—are part of God’s great purposes in history. The people He planned from the beginning to be a blessing to the world. This fact tells you that you life has meaning and purpose. You can bank your entire future on God.
So, here is where you have great hope. You don’t have to go to bed at night worrying about the stock market, rising interest rates, or whether God will feed you and care for you. You don’t even have to waste one second wondering if God will ever stop loving you (believe me, He won’t). You can live every day of your life fully trusting God. And, that’s a hopeful way to live.