Change. Does that word bring you stress? Does it fill you with anxiety? For some that idea fills them with terror and fear.
But, for others like me, change brings a sense of excitement. A looking ahead with delight and expectation. I am an ENFP and when I read that my brain type gets bored easily I was like “Yes! Someone understands me!” 🙂 So for me as a child moving was fun, surprises were fun, spur of the moment plans were exciting and fresh.
What about when the Lord changes a direction of course for us in an unexpected way? Takes us down a path we had not planned or anticipated. I am not as good with that.
Or what about when sufferings and trials come our way, and interrupt our plans? What about if the Lord puts us on a journey we feel we did not sign up for? How are our hearts then?
“Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.”
I am reminded that whatever path the Lord has for us, as the river of Providence winds this way and that…it is all in the hand of the Lord. And we can rest in that. Whether it is in little daily changes or big life altering changes. He is in control.
I am reminded of a song I used to sing–
“What though the way be lonely,
and dark the shadows fall,
I know where ere He leads me
My Father planned it all.
I sing through the shade and the sunlight
I trust Him whatever befall.
I sing for I cannot be silent.
My Father planned it all!”
And in that I can rest. ♥