Live Loved

The plans of the LORD stand firm forever.

[PSALM 33:11 NIV]

Loved by an Unchanging God

God will always be the same. No one else will. Lovers call you today and scorn you tomorrow. Companies follow pay raises with pink slips. Friends applaud you when you drive a classic and dismiss you when you drive a dud. Not God. God is “always the same” (Psalm 102:27 NLT). With him “there is no variation or shadow due to change” (James 1:17 ESV).

Catch God in a bad mood? Won’t happen. Fear exhausting his grace? A sardine will swallow the Atlantic first. Think he’s given up on you? Wrong. Did he not make a promise to you? “God is not a human being, and he will not lie. He is not a human, and he does not change his mind. What he says he will do, he does. What he promises, he makes come true” (Numbers 23:19 NCV). He’s never sullen or sour, sulking or stressed. His strength, truth, ways, and love never change. He is “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 ESV). And because he is, the Lord “will be the stability of your times” (Isaiah 33:6). . . .

God’s plans will never change, because he makes his plans in complete knowledge. Forget hopeful forecasting. He declares “the end from the beginning” (Isaiah 46:10 NASB). Nothing takes him by surprise. “The plans of the LORD stand firm forever” (Psalm 33:11 NIV). The cross will not lose its power. The blood of Christ will not fade in strength. . . . “The LORD Almighty has spoken—who can change his plans? When his hand moves, who can stop him?” (Isaiah 14:27 NLT). God never changes.

Father God, it is such a comfort to know that you never change. Your grace and your love are inexhaustible. You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. You know the beginning of life to the end. Your power never grows weak, and your truth always stands firm. Your plans will never alter. You remain the same forever. We can count on your unfailing mercy. We praise your everlasting name, amen.

Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is His name.

[JEREMIAH 50:34]

Whatever the LORD pleases He does, in heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.

[PSALM 135:6]

Trust in the LORD forever, for in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.

[ISAIAH 26:4]

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