OUR UNCHANGEABLE GOD
In the summer, Nancy and I go to the beach often. We leave early in the morning and walk in the surf as soon as we arrive. I realize I can’t look down at the water when I walk without losing my balance. When the water rushes past my feet, then reverses direction and goes out again, makes me stumble. Instead, I look ahead and focus on something stable. Then the waters swirling around my feet in don’t affect me.
In life I do the same thing. Nothing seems stable. Life is swirling around, continually changing and the end of change doesn’t seem near. Focusing on what is circling around us creates fear and anxiety and we lose our balance.
There is only one stable focus for us – God Himself. He is called “Hua” (pronounced “Hoo”) in Psalm 102:25-27. “In the beginning You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing You will change them and they will be discarded. But You remain the same, and Your years will never end.” “You remain the same” is the Hebrew word “Hua.” The name “Jehovah” signifies this attribute as well (Exodus 3:14). God is the eternal, unchanging, self-existent one with no beginning and no end (Psalm 90:2; Genesis 1:1).
Since God is perfect (Psalm 18:30). He cannot improve on perfection. He is already as perfect. He cannot become less. God doesn’t change.
His love for us doesn’t change either. There is nothing we can do to make Him love us anymore. There is nothing we can do to make Him love us any less. His mercy and grace never falter. His promises to be with us and provide for us never change. Nothing in His Word or His Person ever change.
So, focus on Him and not the swirling changes around you. Spend less time reading the news and more time reading your Bible. Spend less time in gossip and more time in prayer. Instead of thinking about conspiracy theories, think about God’s promises. When fear or worry arise, turn to praise and worship. If you want to keep your balance during these changing times, look beyond the shifting circumstances and focus only on Jesus Christ, the One who is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Spend some time now reading your Bible and praying. Plan how you can keep your mind on Jesus today instead of the stress around you.