To be completely honest, I wish I were on a beach without a care in the world this morning. Instead I have a list longer than an elephant’s trunk of things I need to do.
Thankfully, I have something far better than a day (or week, or month!) at the beach. And it is not dependent on location, weather, or my state of mind: God never changes … aren’t you thankful? So much in life is unpredictable. Yet, God remains completely trustworthy! As I stare at what needs to be done, and want to shrink back in my weakness and lack of “want to,” I am hopeful and revived, because God never changes!
The fact that God never changes means:
1. I am always loved.
“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.’” Jeremiah 31:3
2. I am never alone. He is always with me, as He promised.
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The Lord is my helper;I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” Hebrews 13:5-6
3. He is always holy – He never sins, never messes up.
“For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble,and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.'” Isaiah 57:15
4. He always makes His innumerable resources available
to me – His kingdom never shuts down!
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,” Ephesians 1:3
5. His mercy is unwavering, His grace immoveable.
“For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:5
6. His forgiveness is always available for this saved sinner.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
7. I never stop being His child.
“having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:5-6
Can you think of anything else to add? I’m sure there is no end to the list (it’s much longer than our to-do lists!!!), but these are what stood out to me this morning. Have a blessed day, basking in God’s faithfulness!