It’s not like I want to accept the fact that change is inevitable.
I really don’t.
Change is hard, but it’s a major part of life.
Unless you’re a part of the 1% of the population that likes having a ridiculously unpredictable life, no stability, and enjoys being freaked out by new and scary things…
Then you’ll agree with me that CHANGE IS REALLY HARD. *insert lots of exclamation points here*
Change is hard because it is 1) uncomfortable, 2) different, and 3) scary.
And a lot of times, it seems impossible to handle.
But lucky for you, and me too, handling change doesn’t have to freak us out and make us go into turtle-mode. (Although, sometimes I’d like to.)
We have something that the rest of the world does not.
And that, my friends, is Truth.
Believe the promises of God.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
The Bible is filled with promises from God for us to believe. They’re absolutely true. God is with us. He has a purpose in everything, and all things will work together for good. He will uphold us with His righteous right hand.
Never EVER neglect the truth written in the Bible.
Don’t ever stop trusting God.
“And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.”
“But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!”
He is worthy of our full trust! He does not forsake us, and ‘our time is in His hand’!
God does not change.
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.”
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
When it feels like our world is crashing down, caving in, and just plain ol’ collapsing, God does not change. We can always count in Him to to stay the same. He is our stability. There is nothing to be afraid of when He is on our side.
So, how do we handle change?
- Listen to God’s promises.
- Always trust him.
- Count on Him for stability in the crazy days.
No, it’s not easy. It’s a lot easier to say than to do, and even I know that firsthand.
But it doesn’t have to be scary either, for if God is for us, who can be against us (Romans 8:31)?
It’s really okay to sit back and trust. Wait on God. For He is faithful, true, and perfect.
Change is big, but God is bigger.
10 Replies to “Truths To Help You Handle Change”
I am definitely not part of that 1% of the population you mentioned…I like a comfortable, stable, familiar life. I’m also introverted, so being thrown into new situations (i.e. schools, extracurriculars, etc.) where I don’t know anyone is extremely stressful. This was a very encouraging post!
Haha, you sound a lot like me! I like comfort, but I’m learning more and more that when life is comfortable, trust in God isn’t necessary. Glad you found it encouraging! 🙂
Ahh I love this!! Can I just say that your writing is what my writing wants to be when it grows up? XD seriously though, I love your skills!!
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Brooklyn, you’re so sweet! That means so much. Thank you. 🙂
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i love this post so much. thank you amanda
I’m so glad! You are welcome. Thanks for commenting!
Change definitely does suck. D: I don’t know hooooow anyone could possibly like it. Gah! I like routines and knowing what’s coming next. 😉
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Haha! I know what you mean. Change is quite difficult, yes, but God is with us. 😉
So, so true. I’ve definitely wanted to go into turtle mode lately, but God is in control, He does not change, and He will always be with us taking care of us. It’s hard to have that as heart knowledge, but it doesn’t make it any less true.
Yes, I feel ya. And totally…it’s always true, even when it doesn’t “feel” like it is.