Before the intertestamental period of four hundred years, when God did not speak to His people through a prophet, He assured His people of something we must never forget. Referring to his own qualities of patience, long-suffering, and mercy, God said,
“For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”—Malachi 3:6
Is this a truth that you need to chew on today? Take a moment, and let it roll around in your soul—THE LORD DOES NOT CHANGE…THEREFORE YOU LIVE!
So, don’t worry about your appearance changing, just embrace the truth that He remains the same.
Don’t worry about your circumstances changing, just understand He remains the same.
Don’t sweat your closest friends or family members changing, just believe He remains the same.
In James 1:17 we read, “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”
Wayne Grudem reminds us that, “since good gifts have always come from God, we can be confident that only good gifts will come from Him in the future, because His character never changes in the slightest degree.” Systematic Theology, (Intervarsity Press, 1994), p.163.