Changes & Challenges

Changes & Challenges -

I don’t like change at all.

In the past six months, I’ve experienced more change than I have in a long time, more than the past twenty years.

  • On Christmas day, I became engaged to my boyfriend.
  • Then he sold his family home of 32 years.
  • We bought a home together.
  • We got married.
  • I moved from my family home of 26 years.
  • I moved into our new house.
  • 10 weeks later, my father died suddenly.

Although most of the changes have been positive, they have still been the means for me to make adjustments, which cause stress.

Someone once said, “the only constant in life is change.” Our world is in a constant state of change. But God stands firm when everything else moves.

Thankfully, the only one thing that hasn’t changed in my life is my God.

In fact, his character quality of immutability, which is something that only can be attributed to God. Immutability means – never changing, always the same, constant, reliable.

Isaiah 54:10 says “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, “who has compassion on you.”

I’ve now let the challenge of change become God’s open door for me to embrace the new adventures He has in store.

By allowing His unfailing love to enfold me and covenant of peace to cover me, I can remain steady and sure on His stable character. I am so thankful He will not change His mind about His plans and purpose for me. I encourage you, whatever changes you are facing, grab on to God, He is reaching out to you; let Him pull you back up. It’s only though Him that you can get up again and stand firm because He never changes. Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever.”

Let’s pray, “Dear Heavenly Father, thank you that you don’t change. You are reliable, constant and dependable. Thank you for your constant love and grace over me in my ever changing circumstances. I commit my challenges to you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen”

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