Changes In Life

Eddie Cooper

Many transitions are made in a lifetime. Leaving what was familiar and stepping into what may not be fully known can create some anxiety. However, life is filled with transitions. Not only are these transitions associated with movement from an old year to a new one, but also with regard to day-to-day activities, school, jobs, relationships, and economic status. The thing that can make these transitions easier is focusing on that which does not change. In order to keep our bearings in life and so remain on the right path, we need to fix our eyes on that which remains constant.

In Malachi 3:6, we read: “For I am the Lord, I do not change.” The nation of Israel was in need of change – to return to God – and the encouragement to do so was based on the consistency of God’s gracious and loving response when true penitence was present. God knows the heart and is eager to restore all who are willing to return.

We know that we can expect good gifts from God. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17. If we recognize the gifts God gives us, this will help us deal with the changes in life. This verse teaches that God can be relied on in the midst of a changing world. He remains constant in providing what we need. Notice, these are good and perfect gifts from a God we can count on.

Let us pray, every day, that we will allow God to have His way with us so that our lives, in spite of changes, will possess the consistency of action that demonstrates the wisdom of living life His way. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8. -1036 Greenland Circle, South Charleston, WV 25309.

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