My How Things Changed
What?! December already! Where did the time go? Just a few weeks ago, I was appreciating the summer months, enjoying the long hot days. But now, we’re in the winter months (though it doesn’t feel like winter at all), and we’re getting ready to walk into a new year.
Where did all the time go?! My, how time flies! It feels like the clock is ticking faster than ever and it’s not waiting on anyone. Year 2017 will be here any minute! Time seems to be rapidly passing me by, and it’s not stopping! Oh, my goodness!
Things are changing swiftly. Lately, I have been noticing how my children are growing up so fast. Yesterday, as infants, I was holding them in my arms. Day by day, my little offspring are growing, becoming pre-teens, teenagers, young adults, and even a mother. Wow! Can you believe it! I’m a grandmother now! Soon, my only son - second born - will be college bound! My, how things change!
There are times when everything is going perfect in our lives; so perfect that we don’t want anything to change. We tend to want to freeze time, put it in a bottle, trying our best to keep everything just the way it is. Perfect. When life is going well, we’re relaxed; delighted to be where God has us. There’s no sickness in our bodies, our children and family are doing great, no financial woes, and no drama! Everything is copacetic. All is well! But eventually, things will change. Change always comes.
Maybe things are not copacetic in your neck of the woods. Maybe, from your point of view, things aren’t perfect at all. Your life is in a whirlwind, leaving you in a daze. Maybe you’ve been in a storm in January. Lord help! Maybe crisis upon crisis keeps knocking at your door. Maybe you feel like whenever you get over one hump another one comes, and you feel like drama is your middle name. If there’s a woe to be had, you’ve had them, and even though you’ve been praying for change, it has not come. Sister, you can rest assure that change is coming; it always does!
Seasons change, the weather changes, jobs change, relationships change, our lives change, but the Word of God remains the same. Our faithful Heavenly Father never changes! His promises don’t alternate depending on our circumstances, but every promise God gives is true and every promise God has given to the Believer will come to past, according to the Holy Scriptures (Gal. 3:29). God keeps His promises! He always does!
“God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.”
(Ps. 18:30, NLT)
WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?
Perhaps all is well with you and your family or perhaps you are experiencing a Tsunami. No matter where we are right now, remember, things will change. As sure as this earth spins on its axis, we can be sure that things will eventually change. The only job we have when life takes us through many changes is to continue to trust the Master. He never changes.
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” (John 14:1, NLT)
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