This week as I read our Psalms, I kept hearing the words of Psalm 102:25-28.
“Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment.
You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same and your years have no end.
The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.”
My Lord and Savior, my Heavenly Father, is forever. He always has been and He always will be. Not only that, He never changes.
I cannot fathom this concept. It seems life is all about change, whether good or bad. It is my hope and goal that I will always be changing – growing, maturing, gaining wisdom. Yet the fact that God never changes is such a precious truth.
He never changes.
He keeps on forgiving and healing and redeeming. (103:3-4)
He is always holding all of creation together (104)
He is always caring for his people (105:7-45)
He is always good and loving (106:1)
He delivers his people because of his steadfast love (107)
God’s steadfast love never changes. His character, everything about him, will always stay the same. He will always be just who he says he is. There is no circumstance in all of creation that can change anything about Him. He is independent of everything.
Which means there is nothing that I can do to change how he relates to me. He has forgiven my sins, and that will never change. He has brought me into his family, and that will never change. He loves me, and that will never change. It is totally independent of me, and that is a beautiful thing!
No matter what else fails, He remains. No matter what else changes, He stays the same.