The following was written by my friend Katy W. during a time of change in her life. I pray it will be a blessing to those who read it.
Leaves Change: Jesus Doesn't
Change. How do we react to it? Positively or negatively? OK, for me sometimes both. Change was always hard for me growing up even though I really had a similar life style throughout my childhood through to my young adulthood. I am now presently facing change and it’s hard because in my life I am having to figure out and say, OK, Lord, what now? What path am I to take? I need direction. Things are no longer easy like when I was a little girl.
I am facing life changes, that are pretty normal, I guess. They happen to everyone more or less. Going to college for the first time, getting ready to be married, etc. These are some things out of the few changes I will be facing soon. I ask; how am I to run my own home, teach and train my own kids one day? Meet new friends? Be a wittiness? Pass HARD tests? What my future spouse and I are facing as we begin to prepare our future together we ask, what path are we to take Lord? We are a little scared and we need your direction. There is a pro to change for me. I cry out to Jesus. I pray and meditate on his Word. So I say right now, "Thank You, Lord, for knowing me when I am weak. How You lift me up! And in turn, I will lift Your name on high and praise You, O God."
I also think of change like seasons -- you can’t change snow from coming in the winter or fall leaves from falling in Autumn. It just happens whether we want it to or not. Another thing I think of that always lifts my heart and wipes the fear of change away in a second, is the verse in the Bible that says, "Jesus Christ, the same yesterday today and forever."
Leaves change, but Jesus doesn’t.
I thank and praise HIM that He’s always there and is always the SAME. So, as I face news things in my life, I am learning to pray and trust Him ALONE; and I encourage you, the reader, when you face changes and something comes unexpectedly, look to HIM the wonderful Maker, God, and Friend that NEVER changes!
Dealing with Change,
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8)