What God has done at one particular time, He will do again. Man's ways are inconsistent, but God's ways are everlasting. That is the statement made by the prophet in Habakkuk chapter three and verse six. There are many reasons why this is a comforting truth. Let me list a few.

First, the Lord's ways are the result of wise thought. He has ordered all things according to the direction of His own will. Our actions are frequently the hasty result of passion, or fear, and are followed by regret and a change of heart. In contrast, nothing can take the Almighty by surprise, or happen otherwise than He has foreseen. 

Second, His ways are the outgrowth of an unchallengeable character. These ways are fixed and settled attributes of God and can be clearly seen. Unless the Eternal One Himself can undergo change, His ways, which are Himself in action, must remain for ever the same. Is He eternally just, gracious, faithful, wise, and tender? Then His ways must always be distinguished for the same qualities. We humans act according to our nature. When those natures change, their conduct varies also. Since God cannot know the shadow of turning, His ways will abide eternally the same. 

Thirdly, there is no external force which could reverse His divine ways, since they are the embodiment of irresistible might. The earth is said, by the prophet, to be cracked with rivers, mountains tremble, the sea lifts up its hands, and sun and moon stand still, when Jehovah marches forth for the salvation of His people. Who can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What are you doing? But it is not might alone which gives stability. 

That brings me to the fourth reason. God's ways are the demonstration of the eternal principles of right, and therefore can never pass away. Wrong will always breed decay and involve ruin, but eternal truth and His good have about them a vitality which ages cannot diminish. 

Therefore, this very day you can go to your heavenly Father with confidence, remembering that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in Him the Lord is so very gracious to His children.


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