Changes: God's Opportunity to
We all have changes in our lives. From day to day we
need God to help us get through whatever may come our way. Some
days we may be shouting, "Praise God!" while other times
we may be crying out, "I need a miracle!" Whatever the
day may bring, changes will come and we need to have a godly mindset
in order to handle them.
I was in a chapel service recently, and I kept thinking about
all the changes that were going on in my life. Between the daily
challenges that my husband and I have in our home with raising
two teenagers, the constant transitions with our jobs, and the
world around us in general -- they all speak of changes.
As I thought about it, I felt God drop this "pearl"
into my heart. It is the acronym for the word changes:
Wow! We can look at each new day and even each second as an opportunity
for God to bless us! Each moment contains a gift from God if we
want to look for it. It can be in a smile from someone at work,
an encouraging word from a friend, God's Word speaking to our
hearts, or a pat on the back from our bosses. The list is endless.
Let's not overlook the obvious ones like a promotion, good report
cards from our children, a Sunday school child who calls us his
or her hero, an unexpected financial blessing, a whole week without
something breaking in the house, and good health.
In Malachi 3:6, God says, "For I am the Lord, I change not."
Isn't that comforting? With all the changes, there is one thing
that cannot change -- GOD. This includes His great love for us.
He also says in His Word,
"So God has given us both his promise and his oath.
These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for
God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can
take new courage, for we can hold on to his promise with confidence"
(Hebrews 6:18, The Book).
What has God promised you? He has promised to never leave
you nor forsake you, no matter what.
"For the Lord will not cast off His people, neither will
He forsake His inheritance" (Psalm 94:14, KJV).
"...for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
forsake thee" (Hebrews 13:5, KJV).
So let the changes come. We will not walk in fear, but in faith!
We will trust God with all the changes, and know that He is more
than able to help us and that He even has plans to bless us.
Every second, if need be, we can find a blessing. Changes can
be our friend. Let's look for God in them.
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