The Suspected Ruins of Change
Sometimes when change happens in our lives, we find it upsetting and at the least unsettling. When unexpected change interrupts the normality of our lives significantly, sometimes it is so difficult to push through it especially if we have performed all our religious beliefs; prayed, begged God, went to church every Sunday, read our bible, and still, nothing seems to go any different. One important thing to remember is that religion does not get God to move in our lives. Faith in Him, faith in His word, and faith in His promises are what creates change. God has promised so many beautiful things to us, but we only must believe that He is faithful to His word.
I really wanted to talk about change today, (if successful relies on faith) because my own life has changed so drastically within the last year, it resembles nothing I had or was. But I will give glory to God because this change is working out for my better and although I am still in this battle arena of spiritual, worldly, and professional alteration I hold on tight to God’s promises and give Him all the glory because I have no doubt, His promise will come to pass in my life.
Over my years, I have found that change is necessary and although it might not be something we want or expect, it helps us to grow and move on to the next journey that life has placed before use. I say it is a growth process because whether change upon us is positive or negative, it helps us experience something different, and the next time we find ourselves in a similar position, we know what to expect, and our faith is much stronger. God’s word says in Romans 5:3-4…” knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:”
Hope is what helps us keep going when adversity takes hold on to our lives because if we lose our hope, it turns out we have very little left. Do we have confidence in friends, family, work? Possibly but more than often it might be these very same people or things that cause our problems to come upon us in the first place. I know people close to us, at most times, try to help as much as they can but when there is no help from them, remember there is always help in God; He has promised that to us all. Romans 5 continues with these very precious promises.
Romans 5:4-6 “ And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
During trials of change, discouragement, fears, and possibly strong depressions some of us in this pit of isolation and hopelessness do not know if we can even continue to go on; but we must always remember that our lives are precious to God. Regardless of what we are going through, God knows and sees what is going on in our lives. Christ died on His cross so that everyone, including those who do not believe, can call Him God the Father. When we are children of God, He says He will never leave us or forsake us. Hopefully like our real fathers, He wants only the best for us and is working with us even if it does not seem like it at the time. Difficulties may seem to last, but always there will be a way out which God provides when we believe and trust in Him. God may even seem distant at times; I know this, and especially during times when tribulations are upon us. He is right there though and has never left our sides. Hebrews gives us this comfort.
Hebrews 13:5-6 “…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
Nonetheless of what attack satan has thrown upon you today; it could be of your own doing, or that of another. However, just please remember God is there to help. Today, by the blood of Jesus, he has not condemned you. Although you might have to bare a part of the burden, He will bear the rest.
The Suspected Ruins of Change