No matter what happens in our ever-changing world, God invites us to count on him because He never changes. God is immutable which simply means that He is unchanging over time or unable to be changed. Hebrews 13:8 confirms that, “Jesus Christ [God and the Holy Spirit] is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Trusting in this incredible biblical truth is only helpful if it is true that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Look at it this way; if God arbitrarily changes His character, then how can we have confidence that what He has said He will do? If we can’t rely on Him to do what He has said, then we cannot have confidence and certainty, and it is impossible to run our race with endurance.
Come here Moses and help me testify of God’s immutability. In Exodus 32 Moses was spiritually delayed and the people in their impatience decided to build a golden calf and an alter to participate in pagan revelry. God test Moses, saying that He would destroy Israel because of what they did and start again with Moses. Moses remembered that God had promised to work through a specific lineage and that He couldn’t “start over” with Moses and still keep His word. When Moses appealed to God to “change His mind,” God did. It was a key lesson in the life of Moses, that God always keeps His word.
The Bible is filled with many more examples that testifies of God’s immutability. As born again believers we should unequivocally trust that God does exactly what He says He will do—without fail! We are not called to overthink, we are called to over trust!