I was recently listening to Christian radio as I was running a few errands around town and a song came on that I had heard countless times, but this time was different instead of just singing along, I actually listened to the words and meditated on what it was saying. That song was My God is Still The Same by Sanctus Real. If you have never heard it I encourage you to listen to it by using the link below. The words of this song powerfully remind us that our God never changes and never fails us. The lyrics that stood out to me most and I want to elaborate on were the following;
“When did He break His promise?
When did His kindness fail?
Never has, never will
My God is still the same
When did He lose His power?
When did His mercy change?
Never has, never will
My God is still the same”
So often I get carried away with what the world says and does and I forget to keep my eyes and ears on what God is doing. I start to believe when something doesn’t go the way I want that God has changed and that He has broken His promise to me. The promise that He always remains the same and that I can lean on Him in all of my struggles. I let myself believe that the kindness of God has run out and that I cannot rely on Him but as the song says “never has, never will my God is still the same”.
This song is not the only place we can find proof of this. God tells us many times in the Bible that He never changes and that we can count on Him. In Numbers 23:19 God says, “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” We cannot hold God to the same standard as we hold humans that constantly fail us. We cannot partly put our trust in Him. When God says He will provide for us He does just that. When He says do not fear we should confidently stand tall with God as our foundation. Unfortunately, that is not the case with humans. Even on our best days and with our best intentions humans will fail, it is in our DNA and is called sin. Everyone at some point will fail you. The dedicated best friend will fail you, your loving spouse or significant other will let you down, your pastor, deacon, church leader will fail you, and even the most loyal of dogs will fail you. That is why we need an all-knowing and all-loving God to trust in. He is the one and the only thing that will not and cannot fail you.
I am not encouraging you to write off everyone in the world as bad and never trust anyone again. Remember, God created us to be in a community with one another and to lean on one another in the good and the bad. I am just warning you that humans are not capable of giving you the never-changing support that we need. This world and everyone in it is like sand on the beach that is gets blown by the wind and gets washed away by the crashing waves but that is not the case with our God that is like the rock that cannot be moved. He is the foundation we need to remain grounded and steady. When we put our trust in Him we can be certain that He will not let us down.
God knows it all, all the good and bad parts of who we are yet still chooses to love us. Even when we fail Him and fall short of what He asks of us He still loves and supports us. God created us how we are so He knows what we struggle with and gives us grace when we don’t measure up to His goodness. There are plenty of stories in the Bible of normal people doing great things because God was working through them. Acts 4:13 says, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” The disciples and many of those who came after them were nothing but normal sinful people dedicated to the cause of growing the faith. They were nothing special but were dedicated to the Lord and that is what made them different. My favorite example of this is Saul who was blinded by the light of God and after completely changed his mission from persecuting Christians to leading them to the Lord. Saul who became Paul was one of the worst until God changed his life and changed his mission. We are all just like Saul until we give up our way and learn to trust in the one true God.
In closing, I hope that you can better understand the never changing love of God. I urge you to stand strong on the promise that God gives us in Hebrews 13:8, when He says, “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.” I challenge you to live in a way that represents that you believe that God never changes, I challenge you to share that truth in your daily life.