Change is part of life. Change is inescapable. Change has to be dealt with. People change, jobs change, circumstances change. I sometimes wonder why things can’t remain the same, at least for a while.
Some people like change. For example, Debbie doesn’t like to buy the same toothpaste twice in a row. She wants to try something different. I like what I was using, but now I have to change. (In all fairness to Debbie, I almost have her trained on this one)
In Ecclesiastes 3:1 says; “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven”.
So, it looks like I’m stuck, There is going to be change, and I might as well get used it.
Fortunately, there is someone that doesn’t change.
Hebrews 13:8 says; “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever”.
That’s right, God doesn’t change. So, why does He allow so much change around us all the time? Well, here is one reason;
Isaiah 43:19 (God speaking) “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland”.
So, God actually instigates some change, just so he can bless us with new wonderful things that we never thought of before.
It is clear that God doesn’t change, But, it seems that His will for us involves lots of change, and He has a response for that as well.
Joshua 1:9 says “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go”.
Of course I still want to sit in a lump, and cross my arms and complain, but God is patient and he will simply wait for us to calm down so he can remind us that He is with us and we only need to trust Him.
In Psalms 37:4-6 it says; “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”
I for one am going to trust Him more and work on complaining a little less. How about you?