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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Change




“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope’” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT).

Life constantly changes. Whether good or bad, change can be hard. Change means that the circumstances you have relied upon or maybe even those you have come to accept in your struggle, are no more. They have ended. When circumstances change for the worse, you might grieve the loss of what you believed would last. When they change for the better, you may have difficulty with the adjustment that the change requires. No matter what happens in life, God is your constant and sure foundation in this vacillating world. If you are safely hidden in Godif He is your cornerstone of faith, you cannot fear change because He never changes. He is the same “yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). 

His perfect plan for your life always gives hope for your future. Trust Him when the seasons of your life change. Learn His lesson in wherever circumstance life places you, and apply that lesson to your life. It makes the next change easier to handle, because you have learned spiritual balance in a world that offers no solid foundation. The power of the Holy Spirit to handle change is always available. Claim it, and use it constantly. His powerHis strengthHis faithfulnessHis consistencyHis balance are yours to exercise every day. You can never ask too much of God. His provision is unending. Living by faith in Him provides abundance in all that life brings. 

“‘I am about to do something new,’ the Lord proclaims. ‘See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed.  I have made Israel for myself, and they will someday honor me before the whole world’” (Isaiah 43:19, 20b-21, NLT). Whatever new change lies ahead in your lifewhatever season, He has made a way to provide exactly what is needed for your journey. He offers all the resources you need. You are His child, and He will not forsake you or leave you. Praise Him and accept His spiritual peace. It is His perfect gift for your lifeto know that in whatever change occurs, He has a plan and purpose for your life.

  Lynn Hampton Lacher

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