Life is filled with changes.
It is definitely a fact that nothing stays the same. We age. We grow. Our minds change. Our bodies change. (not always a good thing.. 😉 ) Our opinions change. It is just a fact of life. CHANGE.
Change is not always fun and exciting. Sometimes it’s welcomed and anticipated. Other times, change can be really scary to us.
Changes in our health can be very scary. Changes in the health of those we love can be just as scary.
The thing about change, is that we have a choice in how we respond to it.
Life is filled with CHOICES.
Our Awesome God allows us to make our own choices. He doesn’t force us to love Him. He doesn’t force us to follow Him. He gives us free will. We get to choose to love and follow Him.
Changes and Choices
Two things that evoke a lot of emotions.
Who do you turn to when you are going through a change?
Who do you turn to when you need to make a choice?
God wants us to turn to Him. He promises to guide us. He is Sovereign, Good and Fair.
Psalm 48:14 ~ For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
HE tells us to come to HIM…all of us..who are weary..burdened. HE promises to give us rest.
Matthew 11:28 ~ “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Do you need to rest? Do you want rest? Are you weary? Are you burdened?
If you are, now is the time to make a change…make the choice to cry out to Jesus and give it all to HIM. To pray. To intercede on someone else’s behalf. To trust that God has got whatever you are facing. To trust that no matter what, God’s way is right. To rest in the shelter of The Almighty.
Psalm 91:1 ~ He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
We will ALL face a valley in our lifetime. Some may face several valleys. Those times that we are at our lowest. I’m not trying to be gloomy. It’s just a fact.
I couldn’t imagine making it out of those desolate times without my Jesus holding my right hand and walking with me. Carrying me at times. HE alone is my strength.
Isaiah 41:13 ~ For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Do you know my Jesus? I pray that if you do not…that you will seek HIM now. You aren’t reading this by accident.
Life is filled with CHANGES and CHOICES. It’s up to each of us to make the right ones.
Until Next Time,
This post was originally written on 5/21…but for some reason, I didn’t feel that it was the time to publish it. I do believe that now is the time.
I have a special prayer request. I am asking all of you to join me in prayer for a friend and her husband from my church. They received some unexpected news this week about his health and would greatly appreciate your prayers! I would rather you hear any details from her..so go to her blog at www.amygking.com for updates and info. You can sign up on that site as well to receive her posts by email. Thanks in advance for your prayers. You will be greatly encouraged by Amy’s faith .
2 Replies to “Changes And Choices”
WHOA! What an honor to have you mention me in your post. Thank you! I want people to know that God does carry us when we are at our lowest. But He also carries us at our mountain tops too.
You certainly have the gift of encouragement and affirmation! We need more people like you!
Thank you Heather for standing in the gap for us! God is Almighty and the Great Healer!
Many Blessings to you!
Great post Heather! The only thing constant (besides God) is change. I like what you wrote about God giving us free will. I think it’s important for us as beleivers to be able to explain free will. It seems to be where some that have been hurt before and blamed God have a lot of trouble coming back to Him.
“If God knows everything and knew I was going to go through ________ then why didn’t he save me from it. Sometimes it seems we want our free will at our convenience and when the going gets rough we blame God. Every where I’ve read in the Bible that I can remember shows me that God is an all or nothing kinda guy! We either accept free will and the responsibility AND accept the consequences of it and our choices or we don’t. God is an awesome God. He doesn’t need to micro manage things BUT… HE IS ABLE TO! That means that when I can bear no more… He can bear all.
Love the blog keep up God’s work. I bet you make Him smile.