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. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”
—Jeremiah 29:11-12 (NKJV)
Life constantly changes. Whether good or bad, change can be hard. Change means that the circumstances you have relied upon or those you have learned to accept, are no more. When circumstances change for the worse, you may grieve the loss of what you believed would last. When they change for the better, you may have difficulty with the adjustment the change requires. No matter what happens in life, God is your constant truth in this vacillating world. When you know who you are in Christ, you have no need to fear change because He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
God’s perfect plan for your life always gives hope. And hope does not disappoint you, because the love of God has been poured out in your heart by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). You have the love of God living in you. You have the Holy Spirit. God’s Word is your truth (John 17:17), and the Holy Spirit is your teacher (John 16:13). Don’t believe as the world believes. Look beyond your circumstance and believe in God’s promise. Hold tightly to your hope without wavering. God is faithful to keep His promise (Hebrews 10:23). Be changed in your spiritual understanding by the renewing of your mind with the Word. You will prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2). When you know God’s truth and believe His Word in your heart, you have confidence in God instead of the promise He has revealed to you. You live in the revelation of His love instead of the fear you will never experience what He has promised.
Trust God when the seasons of your life change. Learn His truth in whatever your season. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you, and apply His revelation to your life. Change is easier to handle when you believe His truth instead of circumstances that offer no truth.
God is steadfast in a world that has no balance. Even when you don’t feel Him, the power of the Holy Spirit is within you. Draw from His power—His faithfulness—His consistency—His balance. These are yours to exercise every day. You can never ask too much of God. He has poured every spiritual blessing into your life (Ephesians 1:4). His provision is unending. Living by faith in Christ provides abundance in life (Hebrews 10:38, John 10:10).
Whatever change lies ahead in your life—whatever season, He has made a way to provide exactly what you need. He already has your resources in place. You are His child, and He will not forsake you or leave you (Hebrews 13:5). When you hear the Word of God in your heart, faith rises in you (Romans 10:17). You believe what He has promised. Choose to believe. Praise Him in your circumstance and His spiritual peace will claim you (Philippians 4:6-7). It is His perfect gift for your life—to know that in whatever change occurs, He has a perfect plan and purpose for your life.
“I am about to do something new,” says the Lord. “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” (Isaiah 43:19).
The Spirit of truth has come! He has made a way, and He is the way, the truth, and the life. He wants to reveal Himself to you. He guides you into all truth. He does not speak on his own but tells you what He has heard. He tells you about the future” (John 14:6, 16:13).
© 2023 Lynn Lacher