“For I am the LORD, I change not…….” Malachi 3:6
God is changeless…. He is constant and steadfast.
In the Bible, Jesus is unchanging. In the cults, Jesus changes.
- Jehovah’s Witnesses – Jesus is Michael the archangel who became a man and became Michael the archangel again.
- Mormonism – Jesus is seen as a spirit-begotten creature in the pre-existence that became a man and then became a God.
- In both, Jesus’ very nature changed. Not so in Christianity
- Jesus was with the saints of old, as is shown in the Old Testament.
- Jesus is with you today because He said He would be ‘with you always.’
- Jesus will be with you in the future. To be with you always, means always… forever.
- In all of eternity, the Lord Jesus will be forever interceding for you.
- Never in all eternity will you have to worry about God failing, about God changing His mind about you, or about being rejected in anyway.
- God cannot change. He cannot break a promise.
- He cannot stop loving you.
- He cannot cast you away.
I am in day two of my 2nd cycle of my chemotherapy treatments today, and I can tell you that my body has gone through some radical changes since two days ago.
With the beginning of every treatment, I have to go through what they call a 2 hour drip of a powerful chemotherapy solution given intravenously. In short, it is a high concentrate of the 8 pills I also have to take every day.
Last months cycle, I had some side effects from this drip. They lingered for about 2-3 days. After that, my body appeared to acclimate to the daily pills routine.
Right now, as I said it is day two of the drip. Side effects for this is tingling in fingers, on lips, and a narrowing of the throat passage, and nausea. Because of the side effect of the narrowing of my throat passage it makes it difficult to swallow these pills. (4 at a time twice a day)
Last night, it was tough to get to sleep, and stay asleep due to nausea beginning around three a.m.. Why am I telling you all this? Hopefully that you will include me in your prayers, and be thankful to God that whatever and whenever we change, in our attitudes, in our promises towards each other, thank God that He never changes.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever” Hebrews 13:8
Jesus is the center of my faith, and I must rely on His dependability to meet my every need. This means that whenever I’m sick, not doing well, my perspective may change at least momentarily, but God’s eye toward me and purpose in this has not changed. He is lovingly accountable for me in this.
Questions arise in my mind like: ‘Why doesn’t God just heal me?” While I desire to see immediate changes in and around my life, I am not looking at the big picture, I find myself dragging my feet in the present, and that keeps me from trusting God in something I’m just to busy waddling in the present.
he Bible does teaches us that, past, present and future: ‘all things are working together for good” and this includes the things I don’t like when I just want to change right now! Especially in taking these medicines for the treatments.
I ask God to help me see it His way, that these pills, drips, are all part of a perfect plan, as imperfect as they might seem for me right now. Since Jesus is my King, I submit to His way. Since He is my Lord, I take up this cross, daily and follow Him, believing and trusting, that His thoughts for me haven’t changed for me because of this condition for now. I remind myself continually that : “I am the Lord, I change not” ‘I am the same yesterday, and today and forever”
Change is good and sometimes necessary. But, though we may change, though circumstances may change, Jesus does not change. He is always there for us, always dependable, always concerned for and about us.
- It means you can always count on Jesus being there in this life….even when it doesn’t seem like He is. He doesn’t change.
- It means you can always depend upon His Character to never change.
- It means that His love for you cannot ever decrease.
- It means that He is committed to you, in all times, in all things.
- Though the circumstances change, people change, and yes, you change, Jesus never does change.
- You can always count on Jesus.
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Here is today’s musical encouragement, reminding us that ‘I am the Lord, I change not, I am the same Yesterday, and Today and Forever”