â€œI give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My handâ€
Â (John 10:28).
David Jeremiah says:
Our God is full of surprises. He tailor-makes every miracle; He individually designs every life.Â Every day is different, and His every deliverance is unique. Yet He is never capricious, changeable, erratic, or unstable. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amid the complexity of His manifold ways, there is the solid foundation of His love.
We see Godâ€™s unchanging love in the book of Hosea when He declares that He still loves His people â€œthough they turn to other godsâ€ (Hosea 3:1).Â Even when they spurn Him and persist in their rebellion against Him, His love remains constant.
When we let anyone be more important to us than God, He still loves us.Â He cannot let us go.Â He will discipline us when necessary, but no farther than He has to for our good.Â His heart would never let HimÂ cut us off; He will never withdraw His love from us.
David said to God in Psalm 102:27, â€œYou remain the same, and Your years will never end.â€
Â No matter how disconcerting our circumstancesâ€”evaporating finances, disintegrating relationships, personal failure, heartaches, disillusionment, despairâ€”we are secure in His love.
He will continue His tender care for us even when He puts us through refining fires. Â During difficult times, He wants us to be more aware of Him and His love than of any visible things in our lives.Â Â Because His love never falters, never fluctuates, never fails, it gives us real stability.
Paul says â€œneither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, not any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lordâ€ (Romans 8:38-39).Â
Our security is the certainty of His presence and our position in Christ, regardless of our circumstances.Â Just as Godâ€™s love for His Son cannot change, so His love for us is unchangeableâ€”because we are united with the One He loves (John 17:23).
No matter how doubtful and unstable you may feel your life is at the moment, focus on His predictable, steadfast, unchanging love instead.Â Â We can rest comfortably, secure, and free in His arms knowing our position in Christ is unshakable!
More secure is no one ever
Than the loved ones of the Savior
Not yon star on high abiding
Nor the bird in home-nest hiding. â€“Berg