“For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6
Sometimes change comes slowly, like when raising a child. You enjoy the gradual emerging of a beautiful person growing into adulthood and then one day you realize a new season and way of relating to this one you love is here. A bitter-sweetness tickles your heart as you accept that this change is a part of life.
Other times change blindsides and leaves you reeling. Stunned and unprepared, you try to get your bearings as you come to terms with the truth that things will never be the same again. What used to be takes on a hue of homesickness even though it may have only changed a little while ago. Sometimes tears accompany this change as you grieve a sudden loss of a loved one, a job, your health, or anything significant This is where your faith has a chance to shine as you search for a place to absorb the shock. Jesus stands ready to steady you, My Friend. He is the same yesterday and today and forever! (Hebrews 13:8) He will never forsake you, and His invitation to come to Him for soul-rest is a standing one (Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 11: 28-30). Cling to the Rock of Ages as your world quakes beneath your feet and let Him uphold you with His righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10). Change can be hard, but do not fear, God will see you through this. You will come out on the other side even more confident that change is no match for the One Who never does.