Change Isn’t Always Good

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These Utah canyons are always changing. The light, the clouds, the angle of the sun make each single moment spent here totally unique and different.

Change can be good and even beneficial. But there are other instances in which change is not positive. Have you every been around someone with whom you lost favor? Maybe for no particular reason, they just decided to move on with their life and leave you behind.

I was thinking about this the other day. How fickle I am. How fickle we all are. How we can do or say things and then just be cut off or cut someone else off. I’ve done it plenty of times before – not shown mercy, grace, or favor to others for a host of trivial reasons.

But that never happens with God. Not one time. We never lose favor with Him. We never have to go to bed or wake up wondering if we’ve somehow made Him mad.

“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.

God does not change. I don’t know about you, but I desperately need someone in my life who always looks on me with love and favor, no matter what I do or say. Because I’m human. I make mistakes, even when I don’t realize it. I do and say stupid things. I sin, knowingly and unknowingly.

But God never misunderstands me. He never gets offended by me. He loves me, and when I think or say or do something that is offensive to Him (sin), He eagerly waits for me to ask His forgiveness. He forgives me and restores me unconditionally, and we move on in our relationship.

And then He does something no one else can do. He forgets my offenses – totally and completely. He doesn’t bring them back up again. What an amazing God He is! Consistent and continuous in His grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love. Persistent, yet patient, in His pursuit of a relationship with you and me. I pray that you know Him.

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