It may be because I am older, but I appreciate who God is more and more. It is not that I did not appreciate Him before or praised Him for all He had done. I had done these things for years. I thanked Him for being healer, deliverer, provider, Father, friend, and so much more. However, in these later years, it has brought me greater comfort to understand who He is than it did to know what He can do. Let me explain.
He is immutable. This means that His nature and essence does not change in any way. Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the LORD, I change not” and Hebrews 13:8, NIV says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.” I, on the other hand, am constantly learning and growing. I am like a baby learning to walk. I take a few steps and fall down. He picks me up, assures me all is well, and encourages me to try again. The God who does not change will not allow His children to stay the same. We are safe in His hands.
In His immutability, He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. He is and will always be all powerful, everywhere, and all knowing. Glory! He is big enough and wise enough to handle anything and all things concerning his children. Not only is He equipped to take care of us, Peter wrote that God wants to take care of us, “Cast all your care upon him; for he cares for you” (I Peter 5:7). We are safe in His hands.
Because of who He is “no weapon formed against us shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17). Because of who He is “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). Because of who He is we can joyously join Jude in his doxology: “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen“ (Jude 24). We are safe in His hands.