God's word remains the same:
Isaiah 43:18-19 New International Version (NIV)
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
Do not dwell on the past, God continues to tell us that he is doing a new thing. We might not be able to see God at work while in the middle of a hurt or a bad situation. The cloud seems to cover the light and tears just seem to flow. I believe it's okay to be sad and to mourn things that change. We just can't live in a land of sorrow or defeat. Just maybe, some of the things that change are meant to push you forward and not to stop you. Look beyond and hold onto hope when hard change happens.
1 Corinthians 13:12 New International Version (NIV)
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
God knows us from the inside out. We can look into a mirror of change, but God's plan continues. I've been in spots of life when it just doesn't make sense. Then I've been in spots of life when I totally understand why the change needs to happen. Our human brains need to rest in the will of God. Knowing that somethings were not our choice and it affects us in ways no one can see. We hold those thoughts inside and look into a mirror to see the outside, but not the inside. Change happens to each of us. It is how we handle the change that matters.
You were placed on earth to make a difference
Each day you have choices to make. Choose to see the change that is happening, will grow you. We can become a better person through hard stuff. Your story will help someone along the way. Maybe you are not seeing it today, but like I said before, God has a plan. Jeremiah 29:11 keeps us in check of a plan of God, a purpose of God and a future in God. Daily we learn and grow into a better person.
CHANGE ~ It is great....
You get promoted on your job, a new house, a new car or much needed answers to prayers. So many good things happen to us each day of life. We are alive and have choices to serve God on our daily journey. Important things like waking up is another great chance to make a difference in your own life and someone else. The list continues to give thanks for in this day.
CHANGE ~ It hurts....
I don't want you think I don't care, because hurts are real. Sometimes it's hard to get through your now. I've been in places of not understanding the plan of God for my life. I still have days of wonder when something hurts me. Words hurt, being left out of something hurts, loosing a loved one hurts and the list goes on. It is in the times of hurt, that our character is challenged. Challenged to become a better person and not allow the hurt to consume us. Ask God for strength, encouragement and wisdom to handle your now.
Read Chapter 3 of Ecclesiastes when you have time:
A Time for EverythingThere is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.
My prayers are with each person who reads this, your family and friends. I know that change can be crazy hard, but hold onto the truth in God. He is the only one who can helps us through the storm and the calm. Surround yourself around positive people and keep looking up.
Thank you for taking time to read this! I hope you will share it with someone who needs to feel the love of God through words. Because God does love you and wants you to know that. A time for all things in our lives. Never forget that you are important and God does work behind the scenes of our lives.