Change. You either love that word or hate it. Seems like we’re always waiting for a change or dreading one.
In the month of May, it’s graduation season around here. The school year is ending and a lot of our programs and activities come to an end. Other summer activities will start later, but for now I’m kinda dreading the change that means my kids are growing up, another grade complete.
Some changes I can’t wait for…like my youngest being out of diapers! That will be a nice change! But then, other changes I dread…like the day my oldest son won’t let me cuddle him. (Haven’t gotten there yet, but I know it’s coming.) I look forward to having my daughters get to the point of being able to do their own laundry since they go through at least three wardrobe changes a day! But then I cringe to think of the day coming when they’ll be too “cool” to wear frilly dresses and tutus. OH Change!
Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by all the changes. I just want the world to pause for a bit and let me catch up or drink it all in. For some reason that’s the season I’m in. And I get really frustrated that I can’t seem to get a handle on all the changes. I feel a little disoriented with things changing and they seem to spinning out of control and I’m not ready for it.
But then there are things about myself I WANT to change. And those changes don’t seem to come fast enough. That’s frustrating too!
But do you want to know what comforts me in these moments? Knowing that God NEVER changes!
Changes may throw me for a loop, but nothing surprises God. And my feelings and surroundings may change with the wind, but He is still the same. And maybe I want to change some things and those changes don’t happen fast enough for my liking, it’s reassuring that God’s love and grace is still there for me and hasn’t changed a bit! My successes or failures won’t change that!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:9
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; …. you remain the same, and your years will never end. Psalm 102:25,27
Ahhhh. *sigh of relief.* That brings me a sense of peace. I can rest on these truths! If things are feeling a little chaotic for you too, I hope these little reminders will help!
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