So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:16-17
In this life we must be aware of the dangers around us. The word says that the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy and he will try to do that in any way he can. In my life, I have seen him do all of these things. I have seen him kill people who were addicted to various things. I have seen him steal the joy the Christian has. I have seen him destroy church bodies over little things. So, yes, he will kill, steal, and destroy the Christian in any way he can. We must be on guard against him.
However, we know that God is the complete opposite of the enemy. He comes to give us a way and a hope. Every good and perfect gift is from Him. We must recognize when God is working in our lives. God is the same as he was yesterday, and will be the same for generations to come. He always works in the lives of His people. This verse reminds us that He never changes. Just as He worked in countless people‘s lives in the Bible, He will work in your life. That is a promise.
Do you know God in this way? Do you trust that he is always working for your good, and He has promised to walk with you through this life? We can have peace because He never changes. We can have hope because His gifts are good and perfect. Just as He was the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, He is the God of you and me today. Put your hope in Him.