I will be the first to admit that I don’t always understand PEOPLE. People are complicated. Unpredictable. There are so many different layers that you must sometimes wade through before you can begin to get to the root of who they are. So many different personalities (and personality shifts). PEOPLE — who can possibly understand them?
Let’s face it, we are complicated beings!
We can be difficult to get along with (and live with). We come in all shapes and sizes. Colors. Personality types. We can at times draw people to us, and, at other times, have people running away from us screaming, “MERCY!”
Personally, I can sometimes be moody and not always the best person to be around. And at other times, like a breath of fresh air — refreshing and welcoming.
Changes. So many changes.
But, aren’t you glad God is NOT like people? God NEVER CHANGES!!
He told Israel, “For I am the Lord, I change not…” (Malachi 3:6).
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). My God never changes! Isn’t that refreshing? To know that we have a God who — no matter what comes and no matter what goes — remains the same.
He’s a friend to the friendless. But, He’s NOT a fair-weather friend.
He’s a friend that sticks closer than a brother. But, He’s NOT a brother like Cain (who killed his brother Abel).
He’s a father to the fatherless. But, He’s NOT a father who will ever abandon His children.
God never changes. He’s that one stabilizing force that we can rely on when everything else around us appears to be shifting and breaking away. He’s stable. He’s strong. He’s rooted and grounded in LOVE. He’s MY GOD.
Isn’t that a refreshing thought? So go ahead, take a deep breath. Now, let it out. (AHHH… God never changes!)