by Deb Trojak
If we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown Himself. (2 Timothy 2:13)
This past fall I was studying 1 & 2 Kings along with the major and minor prophets. These are not the easiest books to read because they chronicle the downward spiral of the nation of Israel and the inevitable judgement that followed. However, as I was reading those books, it became so apparent to me how steadfast God is.
In the midst of Israel’s continued fickleness, God was ever-present, compassionate, and He did what He said He was going to do. God doesn’t change.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)
He is who He has always been and always will be. How comforting is that?!?! As a human, change is inevitable both physically and spiritually. I change all the time. (I can change my mind about 20 times in five seconds…just ask Josh what it’s like when I’m trying to decide what outfit to wear.)
As a Christian, it is necessary for me to change. If I am to become more like Christ, I can’t stay the same sinful person that I am. Growth requires change. To top it all off, sometimes life just happens. Circumstances around me are constantly shifting, in spite of my best efforts to keep everything copacetic.
Yet through it all, He is faithful. I can rely on the fact that He is never going to be different. God is always going to be a loving Father who is in control regardless of how chaotic my circumstances seem. He will never leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). And I can be assured that He will remain faithful to His promises.

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