Who likes change?! Even the people that say they like change, don’t like it… initially; especially when the change was not OUR idea! However, in life, change is inevitable. Just look at the seasons! We have four drastically different seasons in just one year! These seasons require our lifestyles to shift and change, all the way down to what shoes we will put on in the morning! Obviously we have a God not afraid of change, and yet Himself remains the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Could this be the answer to weathering change in our lives well, without becoming weathered by the change?
Numbers 33 records 41 moves in 40 years!! These were not moves in which hired professional movers were involved or child care workers were made available so that mom and dad could pack up the whole house to move…AGAIN! No, the word used is camped; CAMPED! You don’t “camp” in a hotel with room service folks! And yet Deuteronomy 29:5 states, Yet the LORD says, “During the forty years that I led you through the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet.
In all that changed around these people, God remained faithful, steady, sure. He provided, watched over, led, protected and comforted…ALWAYS, AGAIN and AGAIN! Through each unknown move, He remained known. What unknown are you weathering right now? Could the change in the “weather” of your life be what God is using to get you to choose whether you will depend on Him; on Him who is stronger, smarter, and never comes up short? Will you choose to rely on your limited resources or on Him, the Source of every resource?! Dear one, will you allow Him to prove He is unchanging and dependable through any “weather”?
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.