Transitions…a Time to Rest in Him
Life changes. Nothing ever remains the same. As a person who prefers the security of ‘sameness’, this can be disconcerting. I prefer to know what is coming. So, as everything is changing around me, I am a little disheveled. My children have grown and no longer need my constant help. Instead of being home full time, I now help out at our family’s business a few days each week, as well as being a full time graduate student. I am not complaining, because I am excited about the future, but even excitement can be unnerving.
What I am Learning
God is God and I am not! The longer I live, the evidence of this resounds in everything I do. He is Sovereign and He is LORD! Jesus alone sees the future and holds the world in His hands.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. — Ro 8:26-28 (ESV)
He is the Prince of Peace. It really doesn’t matter what is going on. My world can be upside down yet, His peace sustains me. This has been my experience in all my life. These last few years have been rather difficult. Throughout it all, He has proven to be close. His peace has been tangible. He truly is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). Jesus has used His Word to speak to me and brought people to come up beside me to encourage and just walk with me as I grieved.
Sometimes He prunes people or activities for my good. This truly can be painful. I may not want this to happen. Giving up things or people I love may seem harsh but, I also may not see how toxic these are until they are gone. Yes, He works ALL things for my good.
He has a purpose in all things.
Jesus alone knows what is good for me and if I trust Him, He will lead me in His ways. There is a sense of reassurance that comes solely in trusting in Him fully that He allows all things to happen to mold me into His likeness. It often comes in the form of transitions which I don’t like but, I have to thank Him for it because it is through the transitions that I am better off for it!
In His Love,