“I don’t like pizza,” my two-year old exclaimed as we sat down to dinner. What kid doesn’t like pizza?! He’d eaten it the week before without complaint.
“I don’t like pink anymore. My favorite color is blue and purple and all the colors,” my daughter said.
I’m just as guilty. For years, I’d had a red kitchen. I loved my red kitchen. And then one day, it felt too dark. I no longer wanted red; I wanted gray. Three coats of paint and primer later, we had fresh gray walls.
We live in an ever-changing world. Change is all around us, yet interestingly enough, a key marker of the next generation is its growing desire for stability and truth. People are looking for something they can count on.
When you think about it, this generation has grown up in a world where security checks are commonplace—we go through security to get into hospitals, theme parks, concerts, airports, and movie theaters. Nowhere seems safe.
As a result, today’s youth distrust news reports, politicians, leaders, and other authorities. The “truths” they are presented tend to follow the loudest voice. It’s hard for them to discern whom to trust.
The world these days is a scary and uncertain place for all of us, that’s for sure. But there’s still something we can count on. Here’s our hope: God is unchanging. Our God is trustworthy.
As the author of Hebrews puts it: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Did you hear that? Jesus is the same. Yesterday. Today. Forever. He doesn’t change with the times or the latest opinion. You can count on Him. Always. And you can trust what He says.
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” (Numbers 23:19 ESV).
Whatever God says, He does. Whatever He speaks, He fulfills. He is faithful and true to His Word, unlike many people.
God’s unchanging nature has been summed up for us in 2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV). “If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.”
I am so thankful for this promise. Our wavering faith, our questioning, our circumstances, our unbelief, our sin—none of it changes who God is and how He acts toward us. God cannot go against His nature. He cannot deny who He is.
God is faithful. Loving. Forgiving. Trustworthy. Kind. Merciful. Always.
Nothing can change that!
So if you’re looking for someone to count on, someone who is trustworthy and true, someone who will never let you down, someone who will lead the way—look no further. God is all that and more! †