God works in mysterious ways. These last few days He has been stirring my heart– drawing me closer to Him in my moments of doubt. I am imperfect. But I am learning.
I often put too much faith in myself.
And not enough faith in Him.
But I know that my God can do great things. Even when He stirs up my life, turns everything upside down; I am learning to trust Him. And I am learning that more often than not, change is a good thing.
“I feel like everything we know is on the verge of changing into something amazing.”
– scribbled thoughts from a couple weeks ago.
It is true. It feels as if the whole world is holding it’s breath before we tip into a transformation that will change everything. But right now, I’m stuck in the in-between. It feels like I am stationary while everything; everyone changes around me. But I know that while I may not see it during the process, God is changing me too. A few days ago, I wasn’t sure how I felt about all this change going on. I wanted everything to stay the same. I was comfortable where I was and I didn’t want anything to change. But God knows better than we do. So while everything may feel like it’s crashing down all around you in this storm of change, don’t cry or try desperately to hold onto the things which are not meant for you. Instead, let it go. And let God handle it. I promise, He has it under control.
“Change is uncomfortable, foreign, and most definitely something outside of our comfort zones.
God uses change to shape us into who He has called us to be. Imagine if nothing in your life ever changed. How would you learn? How would you grow?
Sometimes change means letting go of something you thought you’d hold onto forever. It sometimes means hot, blurry tears, and impatience with God. It sometimes means being angry with Him for a moment for allowing all this to happen to you. But it also means in the midst of your frustration, remembering the undeniable, beautiful truth. That out of all the changing things in the world today, our God will never change. He is the same today, tomorrow, and always.
So sometimes change means losing everything you thought was safe and wonderful in exchange for the loving arms of our everlasting Father. But what loss is that really? No, it is gain! It means taking a step in the dark and trusting that God will guide your steps and catch you when you fall.
Because God? He has far greater plans for us than our comfort zones will allow.
Change is uncomfortable, and foreign, but most definitely so so worth it.”
In a way, I think it’s somewhat symbolic that my first post on my new blog should be about ‘change’. Let me know what you all think of my new design! Leave me a comment below.