Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 24, 2019

Constant Change

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 (ESV)

It has been said change is the only thing that is constant. No two days are ever the same – a phrase my mother left with me following the birth of our firstborn. At the time I didn’t understand but have since realized it held much wisdom.

Nearly all would agree most expected changes are welcomed but unexpected changes rock our world. I’ve experienced both – most recently, an unexpected change surfaced. Do I like it? No. Will I adjust? It will be a daily surrender. Why? Because some, not all, unexpected changes ignite unforeseen emotions – sometimes anger, sadness, panic, or fear of the unknown.

So many Biblical women handled change well. Eve’s world went from perfection to chaos yet she persevered. Ruth, a young widow encouraged her mother-in-law by keeping a positive attitude which God blessed. Esther knew a change must happen for her people and trusted God to help her accomplish it. Hannah trusted God to take care of Samuel when she left him with Eli and his wicked sons. And Mary didn’t fall apart when the angel proclaimed she would bear the Son of God. This list could go on and on. How these characters handled change is how they handled life – looking past the present and viewing into the future.

Change will happen. Why? Because God created change. Just think of all the major changes that occurred in heaven during creation and when God sent Jesus to die for sinful man. His familiar existence was turned upside down.

How did Jesus handle change? Exactly how God the Father wants us to handle it. With a godly, submitted attitude – trusting. God never owes us an explanation but requires us to trust Him with all our heart and lean not unto our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).

Through changes God remains constant! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Isn’t that comforting? Whatever your challenges He can be trusted; after all He’s got the whole world in His hand.

“Father, please help me adjust to change with the attitude of Christ.”

For His Glory

Patsy Sanders
TRBC Women’s Life

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