I have often said and written, “Nothing is impossible for God!” Actually, there are a number of things that are impossible for Him. If you are curious or think I’ve fallen off the rails, read on! Discover what God will never do.
I am so enthralled by the wonder and majesty of all God is and the glory of His splendor, I have never seriously thought about the things He will never do. Until now!
1. God Never Makes Mistakes
God will never say, “Oops! Made a mistake there! Let Me try that again!”
I think of Joseph’s fifteen year journey through rejection, slavery, and imprisonment. Surely this was a horrific mistake! God had given him prophetic dreams of becoming a powerful leader.
As second only to Pharaoh, he embraced his brothers,
“As for you, you meant evil against me,
but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result,
to preserve many people alive.”
It took fifteen years for the steep learning curve Joseph was on. In the prison Joseph:
- learned Egyptian language and culture
- developed leadership skills
- allowed God’s Lordship over every area of his life
- embraced humility over pride
- chose a lifestyle of continuous forgiveness
- obtained wisdom for every circumstance
- allowed perseverance to work godly character in him
“the plans of the LORD stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.”
It may be difficult to clearly see, but God’s plans for you are always good. Always!
2. God Never Changes
We change clothes, houses, cars, workplaces, hairstyles and shoes. Quickly and often, we change our minds. Because we live in constant transition, it is difficult to believe God never changes.
“Whatever is good and perfect comes to us
from God above, who created all heaven’s lights.
Unlike them, He never changes or casts shifting shadows” ”
We can count on the fact that God never changes, or even shifts
“I the Lord do not change.”
Malachi 3: 6
3. God Never Has a Negative Thought
It may be scary but let’s consider the thoughts we think. My list would include, pride, judgment, rebellion, and discouragement. Add to that self-righteousness, self-pity, self-promotion, self-sufficiency… Maybe we should stop there!
No wonder the bible advises us to take our thoughts captive!
“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!”
Every thought of God originates in His loving, gracious and excellent nature. His thoughts towards us are beyond number and profoundly wonderful.
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4. God Never Stops Loving
Since we are so close, let’s back up a page in the bible to Psalm 136. Twenty-six times in twenty-six verses we read,
“His love endures forever.”
I think He is trying to tell us something. Nothing can separate us from His great love.
“I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future,
nor 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 Lord.”
Be thoroughly convinced, nothing can separate us from God’s unfailing love.
5. God Will Never Let You Go
One of my favourite verses is Hebrews 13:5 AMP:
“I will not in any way fail you nor give you up,
nor leave you without support.
I will not!
No, I will not!
I will not in any degree leave you helpless
nor forsake nor let you down, nor relax my hold on you.
I am not desperately holding unto His hand; He has a relentless grip on mine. He has no intentions of letting go. Assuredly not!
6. God Never Fails to Keep His Promise
There are over 5400 promises in the bible. Most are conditional; none have failed! What God has spoken, He will do.
“… I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.”
I have begun to circle texts where God says, “I will”. He repeats these words more often than I previously thought,
“I will gather…”
“I will save….”
“The Lord will deliver…”
“I will freely pardon…”
The bible overflows with the promises of God. They are guaranteed promises, we can stand on.
“Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed;
every one was fulfilled.”
7. God Never Sleeps
“He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
The word “watches”, means “to watch and to keep.” Day and night, in good times and bad, God is constantly watching over and protecting us. Six times in eight verses, He confirms it.
No matter what is going on in our lives, we can rest. God is awake and alert. We can rest our full weight on Him!
“In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
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Even on restless night, we need not fear, for God’s ear is open.
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you
great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
God has us covered! He is watchful eye is on us. I rest upon His strength.
8. God is Never Defeated
Kings may oppose Him, rulers may defy Him, but no army will defeat Him or border stop Him.
“God is never defeated.
Though He may be opposed, attacked, and resisted,
the ultimate outcome can never be in doubt.”
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
God holds the “all”: all authority, all power, all might, all wisdom, all strength, all glory, all dominion. Whenever the devil tries to get the upper hand, God reveals Himself and triumphs over all. Nothing can or will ever outdo the cross of Christ.
God is never surprised, thrown off-guard, or bewildered. He sees and knows the future as clearly as the past. He never says, “I didn’t see that coming!”
never worries! He is never late! Although I wish His timing was more in tune with mine; a little early would be nice.
Given some thought, you will easily add to this list of God’s “nevers”. He functions in complete alignment with his holy and perfect nature. Never contradicting who He is.
I’m growing to love the never aspects of God’s character. As a matter of fact, I find deep assurance and confidence in pondering His “nevers”. He remains consistently and fully trustworthy.