If you know me very well you would discover that I do not like changes much. I like things to stay the same, but it is unrealistic. We are going down the road of life that has many bends to go around, hills to climb, bumps to go over, and obstacles to avoid.
Maybe you like me are facing yet another Christmas after loosing a loved one, maybe you have gone through a divorce, or your children are grown and gone off to live their own live many miles away and won't be with you this year. The changes do not have to be negative either.
For me it is a new bride, with a whole new extended family. I feel so blessed by all the changes that have happened to me in the last year.
Even though I do not like the idea of change, I know changes, good and bad will come my way and I also know that with the changes that came I have some promises from God's word.
Romans 8: 28And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
James 1:2.Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4.And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
12.Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Father God you already know that changes can make or break us as human being. Help us to know you are with us no matter what we are facing right now. Help us to have faith that you are using all the things we encounter on this journey to conform us to the moral character of Jesus Christ. We get frustrated during the journey because we can not see how you can cause all things to work for the good. So Father God will you help us all to put our trust in you and to trust That The Holy Spirit will be our guide and help in all the changes. In Jesus name amen.