Recently I have been thinking a lot about change. Maybe because my life is changing, and I ask myself, “Am I ready for these changes?” I have to think of a quote I saw on a plaque. It said, “Without change there would be no butterflies.” (author unknown) Change isn’t a bad thing. It is our choice how we allow change to affect us. Through change, we can be morphed into something more beautiful and precious like a butterfly is, or we can be like some moths, and turn uglier and more of a pest.
Life does and will change and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. How can we gracefully accept the changes in our lives and the lives of people we love?
Now, I’m not talking about the change from being followers of God to lovers of sin. That change is incredibly heartbreaking and deserves a whole other post. I’m talking about the changes of life; people moving on to other responsibilities or relationships, and our “normal” becoming something entirely different.
Back to how to handle change. First of all we need a proper view of God and His unchanging faithfulness.
Malachi 3:6- “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
Psalm 90:2- “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
Hebrews 13:8- “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”
These verses establish that God is always the same, He is faithful from generation to generation. No matter what is going on in your life and or in our world today, whether it’s your family, politics, your church, we can rest in knowing that Jesus is the same as He was 2,000 years ago. The same God who did so many miracles on earth, is still alive and well and what He says is true. The promises that He made are just as changeless now as they were when He promised them. If that doesn’t give you hope, I don’t know what will.
Next time change comes into your life, whether it is big or small, instead of worrying about what could go wrong or how weak you are, focus on God and His unmovable, unchanging character. As long as you are a child of His, He is with you and will give you strength to stand firm in the face of whatever might be threatening to disrupt your world.
“That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us; which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.” Hebrews 6:18-19
Written by Ginger
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Thanks for sharing! I like the analogy of butterflies vs. moths. 🙂
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