God Does Not Change

When you’re living in a world where people and things are constantly changing, it’s bewildering to even comprehend the Creator of it all doesn’t change. That’s right, God does not change.

He tells us Himself in His Word. Malachi 3:6 reads, “For I the Lord do not change; therefore, you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed,” (ESV).

Seasons change. People change. Neighborhoods change. Life changes, but God does not change.

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Some other Scriptures that declare God’s unchanging nature are:

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (James 1:17 ESV)

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? (Numbers 23:19)

Found in Psalm 103, are some of the many benefits of trusting our never-changing God.

·      forgiveness

·      healing

·      redemption

·      loving kindness

·      satisfies our mouth with good things

·      executes righteousness and judgment for the oppressed

·      merciful

·      gracious

·      slow to anger

Remember, God does not change and neither do these benefits. Look at Psalm 103 at your leisure and see how many more you can add to the list.

God Does Not Change His Word

Not only does God not change, but God’s Word doesn’t change, either.

 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever (Isaiah 40:8);

Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens (Psalm 119:89);

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away (Matthew 24:35).

I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s comforting to know that I can rely on God’s unchanging Word. This means that whatever God promises in His Word, you can believe in Him. You can count on and unchangeable God.

Take Numbers 23:19, for example, God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

God’s word does not return to Him void. If He said it, He will do it.

Now say that in the present tense. If God says it, He will do it. If God says it, consider it done. His word does not change.

God doesn’t change his word, if He has promised you something; you better believe that is done before its existence. – Euginia Herlihy

God Does Not Change His Promises

Okay, now that we’ve established God does not change and His word doesn’t change, let’s look at how His promises.

The word of God is His promise. If His Word doesn’t change, that means His promises don’t change, either.

2nd Corinthians 1:20 says, “For all the promises of God are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through Him, our ‘Amen’ is spoken to the glory of God” (BSV).

How many of His promises are yes? That’s right, ALL of them. Those are shouting words right there.

God’s purpose and plans for us are made upon the unchangeable wisdom and knowledge. He doesn’t change His mind. – Euginia Herlihy

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God’s Character Does Not Change

God’s character is unchanging. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

So what God has done for other people in the Bible or present day miracles God can do for you and your loved one.

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To explore this theme further, I invite you to download our Bible study on key women in the Bible. This study not only reflects on the unchangeable nature of God but also on how He interacted with and guided these remarkable women through different situations and seasons.

Their stories offer strong encouragement and a deeper understanding of how the unchanging God works in the lives of His people.

How Many Times Does God Change His Mind in the Bible?

The nature of God’s interactions with humanity in the Bible can sometimes be interpreted as Him changing His mind, but it’s important to understand God never changes 

God’s interactions with people like Moses or the Israelites aren’t about unpredictability or changes in His character. Instead, they demonstrate His consistent nature in guiding, correcting, and loving His people. 

The stories we read in the Bible, where it might seem like God is reacting in the moment, actually reflect His unchanging purpose and eternal attributes.

In our own lives, when we feel we’ve tested God’s patience, it’s a source of great comfort to know that His forgiveness, mercy, and grace are unwavering. Whether we’re facing challenges or celebrating triumphs, God’s response to our actions is always rooted in His steadfast character.

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Why Pray If God Does Not Change?

In grappling with the question, ‘Why pray if God does not change?’, we dive into the depths of God’s immutable nature—unchanging over time—and our human experience. Prayer is often perceived as a petition for change. Yet, it aligns more closely with communion with the Eternal God, the Father of the heavenly lights, where there is no shadow of turning.

It’s not about altering the steadfast plans of His heart or the unchangeableness of His purpose. Rather, it’s about embracing our role as heirs of the promise, actively engaging in a relationship with an unchanging God. In prayer, we interact with the everlasting God, whose unchanging nature is a bedrock of great comfort and strong encouragement.

Whether we face the wickedness of man, the turbulence of different situations, or the joy of good news, our prayers reflect our trust in His unchanging goodness and faithfulness. Prayer is not a tool to initiate Plan B in the divine realm. Instead, it’s a sacred space where we align our human perspective with the divine will, finding peace and purpose in the immutability of God.

In this act of faith, we acknowledge that while seasons change and human ways falter, the character of God remains our unwavering foundation. It’s a source of hope and strength in every season of life. And who knows? Our prayers might help move us closer to God, and like moving mountains, they can change how we move within God’s plan for our lives

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I believe God desires to be such a part of our lives, that He longs for us to include Him in everything we do and choices we make. No matter how big or small, God works His will on earth through our prayers.

Final Thoughts

I’ve mentioned this before, and I feel it’s important to say it again: I am so grateful for the unchanging nature of God. His constancy is like being wrapped in a warm blanket of love, providing comfort and security. I hope you, too, find solace in trusting Him and His never-changing Word.

Here’s a small request: the next time you’re delving into the Scriptures, take a moment to seek out God’s promises that align with the challenges you’re currently facing. Shift your focus from the hurdles in your path to our Father’s unwavering faithfulness. Remember, God’s nature and His promises never waver. Also, bear in mind that God’s timing can be gradual, so give it some time. When you see His promises unfold in your life, I’d be honored if you’d share your experiences with us.

I assure you, reflecting on God’s faithfulness and patience will bring a newfound joy and peace to your heart.

God does not change, and that is a truth we can always rely on

Our moods may shift, but God’s doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God’s doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God’s never does. Even if we are faithless, He is faithful, for He cannot betray himself. He is a sure God. – Max Lucado

Our moods may shift, but God’s doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God’s doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God’s never does. Even if we are faithless, He is faithful, for He cannot betray himself. He is a sure God. – Max Lucado


Lord God, our everlasting and unchangeable Father, thank You for Your unwavering faithfulness and the strong encouragement we find in Your immutable promises. In every season, through every change of life, Your character stands as our unshakable foundation and source of eternal life. In Christ Jesus name. 

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