Updated: Oct 15, 2020
Life sometimes feels like everything is falling apart at once. Sometimes it actually is.
Never doubt that God is in control.
The obstacles and disasters in our life have already been sifted through His hands. Nothing is a surprise for Him.
We may be weathering a season, riding a storm. Cling to Him in the process.
Learn from His gentle instruction and rest in the cover of His wings.
Thankfully, seasons come and go. But if the chaos comes into our lives because we do something that attracts it, the pattern will continue. Until we find a proven method of change and support.
James 1:25 tells us, “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
Simply reading or hearing God’s word has no lasting effect on our lives. We have to absorb and act on what we read or hear. We have to allow God’s words and teachings to penetrate what we currently believe and respond to.
Changing the way we handle problems that arise, the way we respond to others, choosing to humble ourselves, admit when we are wrong, and work with others to rectify disagreements or misunderstandings in ways that honor God and indicate our desire for Him to transform us in every area of our life proves that God is welcome to live within us and breathe new life into the cracks of our earthly vessel.
We must desire and permit God’s word to transform us.
“If you abide in my word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31b, 32
We are all students of life. Each day the world affects us in some way. Sometimes the changes are subtle. Sometimes they are calculated.
But we all allow change to impact us daily, whether we realize it or not.
Are you depressed or anxious and stuck in a rut of despair? What appears to be a cycle of inactivity is purposely cementing a cycle of progressively negative thoughts that will force your actions to comply.
If your mind continues to fester and grow damaging negativity, your actions are forced to follow.
Are you constantly active and striving to “do good,” but nothing seems to work out? Maybe that “good” isn’t what God has for you at this moment.
Maybe He has another plan.
When we intentionally seek God’s guidance, when we give Him control and partner with Him to change our lives, each day brings forth extraordinary transformation. Change does not come from our strength, but from His power executed within us.
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” 2 Cor. 3:5
The results are God-driven. He will uncover the deepest desires of our hearts that often we never even knew existed.
“Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7
Breathe in His wisdom and love. His guidance will carry you through the harshest storms of life.
Draw nearer to Him so that He will draw nearer to you and you can experience joy in every life circumstance. Release and rely on Him.