The Unchanging God
By Pastor Jim Schoon
KEY PASSAGE: PSALM 102:27
Psalm 102:27—“But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”
As we continue to experience a transitional time in the history of our world, we are reminded that change is part of the human condition. We have all experienced change in our personal lives, but this time of change goes beyond anything we have experienced.
When we go through any type of cataclysmic change, where do we find stability? Where do we find our centeredness? How do we hang on to life when it is swirling around us?
The answer for us comes in Psalm 102:27, a verse tucked away in a chapter where the writer is praying out of the pain in his life. He is experiencing personal pain through failing health, relational issues, and the spiritual pain that comes from feeling God is distant. As he states his case, he knows that the answer to his transitional time is in the hands of a living God. He writes, “But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”
As the Psalmist turned to God and recognized that God would never change, he discovered the following about God and offers experience for our encouragement:
- God is the Creator who is eternal. God will not be different from the past…or the future.
- As God heard the prayers of His people in the past, so He hears our prayers today.
- God will address our needs with His infinite resources
- God will show mercy to us
- God will hold us in His hand as He watches over us
Much is changing in our lives today, but God does not…He stays the same. Situations come and go…but our God remains the same. The issue is not whether we will have change. The issue is how will we deal with it.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob…the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is a living God who is invested in our lives. Since he is the same forever, we can depend on Him.
May you depend on Him today and rejoice at His blessings!
Prayer: Almighty and Everlasting God, we praise you for your eternal “sameness” which gives us security during turmoil and change. As we live one day at a time, enable us to hear Your voice, sense Your Spirit, and respond in ways that honor You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.