Season of Change
At some point in our lives we’ve experienced change that was so profound that we’ve wondered how we’re going to cope. The change is so unbearable that we’ve asked ourselves, “How am I going to get through this?” The challenge with change, however, is not the change itself, yet our reaction to the change. It’s a psychological process we go through from shock, to emotion, to acceptance, to moving on.
Genesis 12:1, “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you….”
This statement alone will cause barrage of emotions. We can only imagine what Abram was going through. God gave an instruction for Abram to pack up his belongings and leave his father’s house and travel to a place of which he is unfamiliar. At this point, all Abram knows is, “I’m leaving…don’t know where I’m going but I have to get out of here!” But look at what God says next…
Genesis 12:2-3, “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.”
How wonderful is this?! There is a blessing associated with this change. Here, Abram was given the opportunity to weigh the pros and the cons ultimately deciding to step out on faith and move.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens…”
Change is guaranteed, real, and necessary. Every now and then we’re going to experience change which can be especially difficult when it comes unexpected and we don’t have control over it (divorce, death, layoff, etc.).
Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
Fortunately for us, God does not change. In a changing world we can trust our unchanging God.
Brethren, the good news for us is that God has a plan for our lives, “plans for good and not for disaster” to give us “a future and a hope,” (Jeremiah 29:11; NLT). When we trust in God and allow him to work through us in times of change, “God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them,” (Romans 8:28).
Dear God, all of us go through change in our life be it good or bad. Sometimes the change appears to be so bad, that we don’t know what to do or how we’ll get through it. We get caught up in the process of change that we lose focus on Who is getting us through the change. Father, as we go through these life transitions, we ask that during this time that You mold us and give us strength to rise above the situation. Where we are weak, You make us strong. Let us not fear the change yet embrace the change as we embrace You. Thank you Father for guidance and everything You have done for me.
In Jesus Name