I’ve been thinking a lot about change in the last few days.
Mark Twain is quoted as saying “nobody like’s change, except a wet baby”. Whether he said this or not, the underlying premise is pretty well right! Humans, in general, love to keep the status quo, we love to have neat, controlled and predictable environments, so we resist change. This is normal, natural, but seldom helpful!
Change is hard, and it is especially hard when it comes without warning. Even small changes – like changing your hairstyle – can be difficult. But the big changes, the ones that fill us with excitement, fear, dread, pain, or longing; those changes, are almost always hard to accept and adjust to. With our tendencies towards the status quo, change in whatever form can be unwelcome, it can cause grief, it can dash our dreams, it can unravel our plans and undermine our sense of certainty and peace.
With change being such a difficult thing for us to deal with, you won’t be surprised to find that the Bible has a lot to say about the topic. In fact, throughout the bible we get the sense of God being the God change, the God of the new:
It means that we can have confidence in seeking direction, comfort and guidance from God.
It means we can trust in his purpose and plan for our lives.
It means that we have something and someone solid and unchangeable on which we can stand and build.
It means that we can find true contentment in all circumstances, knowing that the one beckoning us forward is ultimately sovereign and in control.
I pray that you find comfort and confidence in knowing that the unchanging God who we know, love and serve, is the one who is beckoning us forward to places unknown, always guiding us, and steadying us as we trust in him alone.
Grace & peace
Jen is an energetic and passionate disciple of Christ who loves to share Jesus with anyone who will listen!