by Dr. Charles Stanley
Monday June 6, 2005
A God You Can Count On
Ours is a troubled world where dishonesty, injustice, and crime fill the news. The one constant seems to be change. By contrast, we have a God whose character is flawless, whose actions are perfect, and who keeps every promise. He is "the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8)."
We can have complete confidence in God because He is: Omniscient. Our heavenly Father knows what is happening for every person at every moment. (Luke 12:2-3) There is no situation or circumstance that is hidden from Him, no motive or thought process that He does not discern. His knowledge is complete.
Omnipotent. God has total power over all things; nothing is outside of His divine control. He uses His might to bring about His perfect will. No authority in heaven or on earth can thwart God's purposes. (Job 42:2)
Omnipresent. There is no place or person in all of creation that is outside of God's presence. (Psalm 139:7-12) All space and time is within His sight. He never overlooks anything or anyone.
Truthful. God cannot lie. He always speaks the truth, and His words are flawless. Therefore, we can trust His responses to our prayers and the reliability of His Word.
God's character is not affected by time, place, people, or circumstances. He makes no mistakes in what He says or does because His knowledge is perfect, His sovereignty is complete, and all is within His sight. Every promise is guaranteed in Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:20) For all our days, He is the One we can count on. Hallelujah!
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