Learning to Embrace Change: Trust God’s Plan
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
A new school year is upon us. The Delta variant of Covid-19 is quickly leading us back to a time of masking, social distancing and hand washing. Whatever happens in the coming weeks and months, it is not likely to lead us back to pre-Covid times and practices. How should we not only deal with, but actually embrace change in our lives? We turn this week to a devotional by Lauren Abraham as our Midweek Meditation:
Are you going through a period of life where you are dealing with change? While some of us invite change, it can be a very difficult thing for others.
Change can be exciting, such as starting a new job, making a new friend or even starting a new semester in school. However, change can also be hard when we don’t want it. So, how are we supposed to deal with the changes we face in life?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” When we look at change this way, we can be better prepared to manage it. As Christians, we know that everything happens for a purpose, and God can work through any situation.
Additionally, when we are in the midst of difficult changes, we can find comfort in knowing that Jesus experienced pain here on Earth and knows what it is like. After all, Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that we might have eternal life with Him.
Oftentimes, when we are going through trials, we focus on the loss that is involved. However, we know that God works everything together for the good of those who believe in Him. While we might not see the purpose behind what we are experiencing now, we can trust that God has a greater plan. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
In the end, while change can be hard, we can grow in our faith when we learn to embrace it. When we trust God’s plan, He transforms us each and every day as His followers. So, as you experience change in the upcoming year, remember this truth.
From “Spiritual Life”
By Lauren Abraham
January 06, 2017