“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19 NIV)
I’m beginning to think that the reason many people do not believe God or in His existence is because they tend to think of Him in “human” terms. They try to bring God down to man’s level of thinking, giving Him some of man’s attributes, and then thinking God will respond to situations like man will. They do not understand that God is Spirit and therefore not subject to the limitations of man–physically, emotionally, or mentally. Hallelujah! I’m so glad He is not like us! We are so fickle-minded, we change what we do and think in a heartbeat. We lie to one another, seldom keep promises; especially to children and then we wonder why our lives are such a mess.
God won’t lie to us because truth and integrity are part of His attributes. He won’t change His mind because He has no need to do so. He can see far beyond what we can even think and He has already determined how things should be and the consequences of our actions. What He does, is for our good. Every good parent wants only the best for their children and they plan for their children’s future. God is my “Daddy” and I know that His plans for me are designed to prosper me and not to harm me that I have a future with hope and a promise fulfilled (Jeremiah 29:11 paraphrased). What He says, He means–He will not change His mind about what He speaks. What He promises, He will make sure it happens. When we receive His promises is entirely up to us--when we obey!
God is love! Love has no desire to harm or disappoint or discourage. Love comforts, chastises, encourages, motivates, inspires, and holds onto us even when we don’t deserve it. That’s love!
Hold onto His promises, obey His Word, and watch how He works. Whatever He has promised, He will bring it pass. He will do it! Hallelujah!